Anatomy of the talus

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

The main anatomic landmarks of the talus are indicated. 


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


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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rID: 31891
Published: 4th Nov 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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