Bones of the Foot – Anatomy Tutorial

Bones of the Foot – Anatomy Tutorial


Okay so this is a tutorial on the bones of
the foot. So in the foot you’ve got tarsals, metatarsals, and phalanges. So I’ll just remove
the tibia and the fibula, so we can take a look at the tarsal bones first. So you’ve
got seven tarsal bones, so these are the bones that come before the metatarsals and the phalanges,
and you can separate the tarsal bones into a proximal and distal group. So in the proximal
group you’ve got two bones, you’ve just got this bone here, which articulates with the
tibia and the fibula, so it’s this bone here – it’s called the talus. And you’ve got the
calcaneus. So those are the two bones in the proximal row. The distal row, you’ve got four
bones. So the distal row are the bones of the foot which articulate with the metatarsals.
So you’ve got the cuneiform bones, which are these three bones here, so you’ve got a medial,
an intermediate and a lateral cuneiform bone, which articulate with the first to third metatarsals.
And then you’ve got this bone here, which is the cuboid bone, sitting laterally, and
this articulates with the lateral two metatarsals. And then you’ve got an intermediate bone,
so this is a bone which sits between the proximal and the distal rows. So this bone is called
the navicular. So I always use to get confused when I was learning about this, because I
thought by looking at this lateral view you can see that the cuboid bone is kind of in
line with the navicular bone, yet the cuboid bone is in the distal group. So the distal
group of tarsal bones are just those bones which articulate with the metatarsals. So
the intermediate bone, this navicular bone, sits between the proximal row and the distal
row of tarsal bones. So just looking back at the proximal bones, you’ve got the calcaneus
which articulates above with the talus, and anteriorly it articulates with the cuboid
bone. And the talus bone articulates below with the calcaneus, and anteriorly it articulates
with the navicular – the intermediate bone. So looking at the navicular, you can see anteriorly
it articulates with the cuneiform bone, so the medial, intermediate and lateral cuneiform
bones. And the cuboid bone in the distal row of tarsal bones articulates anteriorly with
the lateral two metatarsals, and the cuneiform bones articulate anteriorly with the medial
three metatarsal bones. So those are the seven tarsal bones. So you’ve got a proximal row,
with the two large bones – the talus and the calcaneus. And you’ve got a distal row, which
contains the cuneiform, the three cuneiform bones and laterally you’ve got the cuboid
bone. And then you’ve got an intermediate bone, called the navicular, which sits in
between the proximal and the distal row of tarsals. So anterior, or distal to the distal
tarsal bones, you’ve got the five metatarsals, so you’ve got a base a shaft and a head to
each metatarsal. And even more distally, you’ve got the phalanges, so the phalanges consist
of three bones. So you’ve got a proximal, a middle and a distal phalanx, except for
the great toe which just has a proximal and distal phalanx.

59 thoughts on “Bones of the Foot – Anatomy Tutorial”

  1. Really good. May I ask what software you use? I've been thinking about investing in visiblebody, and wasn't sure if this was it!

  2. This is so helpful. I was falling asleep reading my three anatomy textbooks late at night… but you always make things very clear. Really appreciate this! Just out of curiosity- what is your educational background?

  3. hey i don't know if he has answered your question but he uses zygotebody (i think it only works on google chrome) – the best part of it is that it is FREE! he links to it at the beginning of his video…. amazing website!

  4. I am studying Diagnostic Radiography and your videos are very helpful when I come to study anatomy for my course, Thank you so much!

  5. J
    ust love your work. I wish I could have had your videos when I studied anatomy!!!Thank you very, very much.

  6. Great video! Question: what are the two bones that grind if there is no cartilage? Like when you rolling you foot into a step. My PT said it was my sub Taylor . But what is it grinding against. Hope this is enough info. Thanks

  7. Mnemonic: The Circus Needs More Interesting Little Clowns:
    Talus, Calcaneus, Navicular, Medial Cuneiform, Intermediate Cuneiform, Lateral Cuneiform, and Cuboid.

  8. Thanks for helping future life savers in the initial aspects of medical studies. I find that as I learn new bones and go over them in my head 2-3 times a day, the information is easily retained and it feels quite natural. Someday when I'm shouting out parts in the ER, there will be nothing to it and I'll have you to thank.

  9. You're a life saver! I'm loving all your videos…specially the reason why i like them is firstly because you classify things in a great way and secondly it really helps me remember things when you mention briefly why things are named that way. 🙂 <3

  10. it's clear and the lecture is wonderful. tarsals, metatarsals and phalanges. Proximal tarsals include talus up and calcaneus down, distal tarsals include three cuneiform bones medially and a cuboid bone laterally. Between the two lines of bones is navicular bone. Then comes the five metatarsals followed by phalanges. Except for the thumb, other phalanges are comprised of three segments.

  11. Very helpful tutorials, hopefully you got that leaky tap fixed before the next one, I found it very distracting! 😁

  12. Dem bones, dem bones gon' walk around,
    dem bones, dem bones gon' walk around,
    dem bones, dem bones gon' walk around,
    now hear the works of the Lord!

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  14. Some of the bones and joints in my left foot are now hardened mush as the doctor described it. Crashed my dirt bike and broke lots of bones in my left foot. When i took my boot off, my toes were pointing towards the ground. I was so relieved when it popped back into place when i put weight on it. Also broke my collarbone which also hurt like hell, so much that i didn't notice i broke a rib, or that my broken rib punctured my lung until i got to the hospital. I should've known cause i could only take half breaths but i didnt think it collapsed. The rib came to fuck with me for a few weeks after by being a not so bad but persistent and annoying pain. Crazy that we drove back to my hometown 40 minutes to go to the hospital. Then they were gunna make me wait until i started coughing up blood and lots of it. Still have the scar where they hooked up a chest tube to my left side

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