Anterior talar articular surface
Anterior talar articular surface Definition
The Anterior talar articular surface is an area of the calcaneus bone. It can be found in the region under the head of the talus. It can assist in the development of the talocalcaneonavicular joint.
It is referred to by other names, such as Facies articularis talaris anterior, Anterior talar facet and Anterior articular surface for talus. It is known in French as Surface articulaire talaire antérieure.
Anterior talar articular surface Location
The ankle joint consists of the talus bone that joins the foot to the leg. The talus head looks to the medial and forward direction, and its anterior navicular or articular surface is convex, large and oval. There are two facets of the interior surface.
There is an elongated facet on the superior calcaneus surface, to the medial side and in front of the calcaneal sulcus. It is concave from the back to the front. Its long axis is directed in a lateral and forward direction.
The facet is often separated into two by a notch. The posterior facet is the larger one and is referred to as the middle talar articular surface. A protrusion of the bone, known as the sustentaculum tali, supports it. It can form a joint with the middle calcaneal facet on the underside of the talus. The anterior facet of the body has the anterior talar articular surface, and it can form a joint with the anterior calcaneal facet that can be found over the talus.
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