Anatomy of the talus

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski
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The main anatomic landmarks of the talus are indicated. 

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

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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
Case created: 3rd Nov 2014
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
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