Os Tibiale Externum

os tibiale externum

Os tibiale externum (accessory navicular) is a large ossicle adjacent to the medial side of the navicular bone. The tibialis posterior tendon often inserts with a broad attachment onto the ossicle, which may cause a painful tendinosis due traction between the ossicle and the navicular. Such changes are best seen on MRI.

Reference: Manaster BJ et al. Musculoskeletal Imaging: The Requisites, 3rd edition. Mosby Elsevier 2007

Credit: Dr Donna D'Souza