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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Mini Symposium: Forefoot Disorders

Navicular Stress Fractures: A Primer

Amol Saxena

Keywords : Foot and ankle, Navicular bone, Navicular stress fractures

Citation Information : Saxena A. Navicular Stress Fractures: A Primer. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2020; 7 (2):62-63.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1127

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Navicular stress fractures (NSF) can be difficult injuries to diagnose and can end up career in athletes. The lack of blood supply to the navicular bone makes this injury difficult to heal and confoundingly gives minimal visible symptoms such as swelling and bruising.

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