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Cuneiform Bones of the Foot

Learning the names of the tarsals can be challenging.  If you can locate the navicular bone, which articulates with talus, then the cuneiform bones are easy to locate.  Navicular means “boat”,  so just think of the three cuniform bones as people on the boat.  The one closest to …

Skeleton Practical

Students learn the names of bones and their structures for Anatomy and Physiology.  This is a much more in-depth study than just labeling the skeleton bones because they also need to know the features of the bones where muscles attach and how the bones fit together.  I use …

Bones of the Foot – Quiz

1. Phalanges (distal (a), middle (b), proximal (c) 2. Metatarsals 3. Medial Cuneiform 4. Intermediate Cuneiform 5. Medial Cuneiform 6. Cuboid 7. Navicular 8. Talus 9. Calcaneus  

Bones of the Foot

The bones of the ankle are collectively called the tarsals.  The largest bone of this group is the calcaneus (9), or the heel bone.  The talus (8) has an irregular shape and is commonly referred to as the “instep.”   The navicular bone (7) is named for its …

Do You Need to Learn the Carpals?

This is one of the hardest groups of bones to commit to memory and you will likely forget it if you don’t use it often.  College professors and some high school anatomy teachers might ask you to learn the bones of the wrist.  The task is made even …

Skull Quiz

  1. frontal 2. nasal 3. sphenoid 4. temporal 5. zygomatic 6. maxilla 7. mastoid process 8. mandible 9. mental foramen