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Accessory navicular bone

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* Not a rare disease

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Overview

An accessory navicular bone is a small bone located in the middle of the foot. It is near the navicular bone, the bone that goes across the foot near the instep. It is a common trait, estimated to be in approximately 2 to 12% of the general population and up to 14% of children. This bone may develop a bump that can cause irritation, swelling, and pain.[1] Click here to view a diagram of the foot.
Last updated: 5/27/2009

References

  1. Accessory Tarsal Navicular. MDConsult. 2002; http://www.mdconsult.com/das/patient/body/139981867-3/0/10061/7950.html. Accessed 5/28/2009.
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Basic Information

  • The FootHealthFacts.org Website was created and is maintained by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Click on FootHealthFacts.org to view a resource page on Accessory Navicular Syndrome.

In Depth Information

  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Accessory navicular bone. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
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