International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part E (2016)
A case report on the coalition of cuneiforms with Navicula and second metatarsal
Patra S, Nayak S, Mohapatra C
Tarsal coalition is a well-defined entity in paediatric as well as adult population. Tarsal coalition is an abnormal union between two or more bones which leads to restriction or limitation of the subtalar joint. The incidence of tarsal coalition is only 1-2%, out of which 90% affect the talocalcaneal or the calcaneonavicular bones.
Aim: This case report will be beneficial for anatomists, surgeons, orthopedicians, radiologists and podiatrists as it is the rarest of the rare case ever found in the literature.
Observations: In this case the lateral cuneiform is fused with the second metatarsal anteriorly and navicular posteriorly. We also found that the three cuneiforms are fused to the navicular bone. All the above coalitions are osseous and complete.
Conclusion: This case report will throw light on the possibility of occurrence of such rare cases which may be beneficial to the Surgeons, Anatomists, Radiologists, Podiatrists and Orthopedicians. Also this case might be a differential diagnosis for the orthopedicians while treating a case of flat foot.
How to cite this article:
Patra S, Nayak S, Mohapatra C. A case report on the coalition of cuneiforms with Navicula and second metatarsal. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(1):282-283.