Imaging of the Foot and Ankle




Images of the foot and ankle


Radiographs





From above (dorsoplantar view)







Lateral view




The view in A looks down on to the dorsum of the right foot in front of the ankle, while the side view in B shows the ankle and other adjacent joints.




  • 1

    Calcaneus


  • 2

    Head of talus


  • 3

    Navicular


  • 4

    Cuboid




  • 8

    Second metatarsal


  • 9

    Sesamoid bone




  • 13

    Ankle joint


  • 14

    Talocalcaneal joint (posterior facet)


  • 15

    Calcaneocuboid joint





Ankle and foot joints





Anteroposterior radiograph







Lateral radiograph




In A the talus (5) is embraced by the lateral and medial malleoli (1 and 4) and the lower end of the tibia, giving a very evenly-spaced ankle joint line (3).


The lateral view in B shows the tarsal sinus (6) between the talus and calcaneus, with the talocalcaneal joint (7) behind the sinus and the talocalcanean part (9) of the talocalcaneonavicular joint in front of it. The talonavicular part of the talocalcaneonavicular joint is in front of the head of the talus (8). Behind the cuboid (13) is the calcaneocuboid joint (12), and in front of it the articulations with the fourth and fifth metatarsals (15 and 16). Below the cuboid is a small (occasional) sesamoid bone in the tendon of fibularis (peroneus) longus (14).


Compare the metatarsals and sesamoid bones in C and D with those on p. 44 .




  • 1

    Lateral malleolus


  • 2

    Inferior tibiofibular joint


  • 3

    Ankle joint


  • 4

    Medial malleolus


  • 5

    Talus


  • 6

    Tarsal sinus


  • 7

    Talocalcaneal joint (posterior facet)


  • 8

    Head of talus




  • 11

    Navicular bone


  • 12

    Calcaneocuboid joint


  • 13

    Cuboid bone


  • 14

    Sesamoid bone in tendon of fibularis (peroneus) longus


  • 15

    Tuberosity of base of fifth metatarsal


  • 16

    Base of fourth metatarsal


  • 17

    Cuneiform bones






Radiograph standing on tip-toe







Radiograph to show sesamoid bones under great toes (arrows)






Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI’s)


Axial (transverse) sections through the left foot





Axial T1-weighted image of the left foot

Aug 10, 2019 | Posted by in ORTHOPEDIC | Comments Off on Imaging of the Foot and Ankle
Premium Wordpress Themes by UFO Themes