Tarsal bones

Dr Matthew Lukies and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The tarsal bones are the seven bones of the foot excluding the metatarsals and phalanges. They are collectively known as the tarsus. The seven bones are:

There are several mnemonics for the tarsals.

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 41455
Section: Anatomy
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