There are 26 bones that make up the complicated structure of the foot. In the following images and illustrations, the bones of the foot are labeled and the pronunciation of each bone is included. The bones are labeled in a top view (dorsal view) and a side view. If you scroll down you'll find each bone in the foot highlighted in an image and labeled individually.
A. phalanges (fuh - LAN - gees)
B. lesser metatarsals (meh - tuh - TAR - suls)
C. 1st metatarsal (meh - tuh - TAR - sul)
D. cuneiforms (kyoo - NEE - uh - forms)
E: cuboid (KYOO - boid)
F. navicular (nuh - VIK - yuh - lur)
G. talus (tey - luhs)
H. calcaneus (kal - KEH - nee - us)
This is a view of the foot looking at the foot from the side. The foot bones are labeled with pronunciation given. Note that there are two accessory bones labeled that do not occur in all feet, they are the os peroneum, that can occur on the outside of the cuboid and the os vesalianum which occurs at the base of the 5th metatarsal.
A. fibula (fib - U - luh)
B. tibia (tib - EE - uh)
C. talus (tey - luhs)
D. navicular (nuh - VIK - yuh - lur)
E. cuneiforms (kyoo - NEE - uh - forms)
F. calcaneus (kal - KEH - nee - us)
G. cuboid (KYOO - boid)
H. os peroneum (oz per - UH - nee - um)
I. os vesalianum (oz veh - sah - lee - ah - nem)
J. styloid process (sty - loid)
K. 5th metatarsal (meh - tuh - TAR - sul)
L. 5th metatarsal phalangeal joint (meh - tuh - TAR - sul fal - ahn - ge - al)
M. phalanges (fuh - LAN - gees)
Looking at the foot from the side, each image highlights the individual bones, the phalanges, the metatarsal, cuneiform, cuboid, navicular, talus and calcaneus.
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last updated 06/10/15
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