tarsal bone

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Related to tarsal bone: carpal bone, Metatarsal bone
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Noun1.tarsal bone - any bone of the tarsustarsal bone - any bone of the tarsus    
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
tarsus - the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; in human beings the bones of the ankle and heel collectively
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(11,12) Our patients had 8 digits of a central ray pattern type with fully developed metatarsal, proximal, middle, and distal phalanges in addition to some tarsal bone duplications.
Another tarsal bone, a lateral cuneiform from a left foot, displayed one or possibly two cuts across the dorsal surface.
Table 2 shows the frequency of carpal, phalangeal, and tarsal bone fractures.
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(1,2) Nevertheless, the talus is the second most frequent tarsal bone fracture after the calcaneus.
Rare locations, including cranial, mandible, rib, clavicle, and tarsal bone, have also been reported.
"He's fractured the central tarsal bone and is strapped up at the moment before going back to the vet's on Thursday.
TheWelsh international, who has been out of action since December, needs surgery to repair a fractured tarsal bone in his right foot.
The second specimen, a complete naviculo-cuboid, is fused to its corresponding left second and third tarsal bone. No reactive bone was observed on the specimen, suggesting the etiology of the disorder may be different from that of the fused radius and ulna.
Navicular is the last tarsal bone to ossify and can be affected by abnormal strain.
Calcaneum is the commonest tarsal bone to be involved in isolated osseous tubercular involvement, followed by talus, distal end of the first metatarsal, navicular, cuneiform, and cuboid in descending order of incidence.