Accessory navicular bone

An accessory navicular bone is a bone of the foot that occasionally develops abnormally in front of the ankle towards the inside of the foot. This bone may be present in approximately 2.5% of the general population and is usually asymptomatic. When it is symptomatic, surgery may be necessary.

External links

* [http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/accessory_navicular Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics]
* [http://footandankle.mdmercy.com/conditions/flatfeet/navicular.html Mercy Institute for foot and ankle reconstruction]
* [http://www.eorthopod.com/eorthopodV2/index.php/fuseaction/topics.detail/ID/79791a8f7dd9f446b38653cbeab9a955/TopicID/331dacb3877d6f0cc105784f0bd8ef4f/area/20 Montana spine center]

Symptoms of an accessory navicular bone may include plantar fasciitis, bunions and heel spurs.


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