Tarsal bones are the cluster of bones in the foot between the tibia and fibula and the metatarsus. The joint between the tibia and fibula and the tarsus is referred to as the ankle joint.
There are seven tarsal bones in the human body:
- A Talus
- B Calcaneum
- C Cuboid
- D Navicular
- E LateralCuneiform
- F Middle Cuneiform
- G Medial Cuneiform
A,B,C —- represent the image marks
The talus bone or ankle bone is connected superiorly to the two bones of the lower leg, the tibia and fibula, to form the ankle joint , inferiorly, at the subtalar joint, to the calcaneus or heel bone. Together, the talus and calcaneus form the hindfoot.
The five irregular bones of the midfoot — the cuboid, navicular, and three cuneiform bones — form the arches of the foot which serves as a shock absorber.
The midfoot is connected to the hind- and forefoot by muscles and the plantar fascia« Back to Glossary Index