MadSci Network: Anatomy

Re: How many bones are in the human foot?

Date: Fri Jun 12 14:30:55 1998
Posted By: Michael Onken, MadSci Admin
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 897677744.An

There are 26 bones in the human foot (28 if you include the sesamoid bones at the base of the big toe). These are: the Talus, which connects to the tibia at the ankle; the Calcaneus, which forms the heel; the Navicular, Cuboid, and three Cuneiforms (Medial, Intermediate, and Lateral), which form the middle of the foot; the five Metatarsals, which radiate out to the toes; and 14 Phalanges (2-3-3-3-3), which form the toes.

There is a nice diagram of the foot at:


and a color-coded X-radiogram of the foot at: JointFluoro/Ankle/

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