Normal Foot and Ankle X Ray Images

Normal Foot X ray

Normal Foot and Ankle X Rays: The human foot has 26 bones and 33 joints. There are more than a hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. This is a very complex structure due to the need to support your entire body weight. The foot is a very stable composition of bones supported by strong ligaments.





Normal Foot and Ankle X Ray Anatomy:

The Phalanges (14): Each of the lesser toes are composed of 3 bones each. The big toe is made up of only 2 bones. The great toe is called the hallux.

The Metatarsal bones (5): first, second, third, fourth, and fifth metatarsal bone. These are the longest bones in the foot.

The tarsal bones (7): the talus, calcaneus, cuneiformes (3), cuboid, and navicular.

The tibia and fibula make up just above the ankle.


Normal Foot and Ankle X Ray Anatomy:

The foot and ankle can be subdivided into 4 different parts: the rear foot, the mid foot, and the forefoot:

The Ankle is comprised of the talus, the tibia and the fibula.

The rearfoot is is composed of the talus and the calcaneus (heel bone). The two long bones of the lower leg, the tibia and fibula, are connected to the top of the talus to form the ankle.

The midfoot is composed of 5 bones: These bones are the cuboid, the navicular, and three cuneiform bones. These 5 bones compose the arch of the foot. These 5 bones connect the rear foot to the forefoot.

The forefoot is composed of five toes and 5 metatarsals. The bones of the toes are called phalanges and the big toe has two phalanges while the other four toes have three phalanges each. The joints between the phalanges are called interphalangeal and those between the metatarsus and phalanges are called metatarsophalangeal joints.




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