Relative movement of the navicular bone during normal walking

Mark W. Cornwall, Thomas G. McPoil

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The purpose of this study was to determine the pattern and magnitude of navicular bone (NB) movement during walking as well as the relationship between dynamic NB and rearfoot movement. The angle of rearfoot and displacement of the NB was recorded in 106 subjects using the 6D Research electromagnetic tracking system. The relative change in the height of the NB between foot flat and heel-off was 7.9 mm. The NB seems to undergo significant vertical as well as medial displacement during the stance phase of normal walking. This motion is also correlated with rearfoot motion during walking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-512
Number of pages6
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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