The tarsal bones, which are also known collectively known as the 'tarsus', are a group of 7 bones in the ankle and proximal part of the foot. The tarsus articulates with the metatarsals distally (furthest from the median line of the body) and with the tibia and fibula proximally (closest to the median line of the body).
The locations of the tarsal bones are indicated in the diagram, in which the tarsal bones are shaded blue and the meta-tarsal bones are shaded in pink.
More about Foot and Leg Bones:
This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.
- Structures and Functions of Bones (an overview about the Skeletal System)
- Types of Bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone Markings and Features on Bones of the Human Body
- Types of Joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Overview of types of Conditions and Disorders of the Skeletal System
For further information see also our pages of books about orthopaedics.