Anatomy of the talus

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski
Modality: Diagram

The main anatomic landmarks of the talus are indicated. 

Modality: Diagram

The os trigonum is a normal variant of talar anatomy, representing an unfused lateral tubercle of the posterior process. 

Modality: Diagram

The regions supplied by the three arteries that vascularize the talus are highlighted and labeled. 

Case Discussion

The talus is a frequent site of pathology and fracture, and therefore a detailed understanding its complex anatomy is critical for accurate assessment on imaging. 

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Case Information

rID: 31891
Case created: 3rd Nov 2014
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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