Congenital talonavicular synostosis. A review of the literature and a case report

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1989 Apr;79(4):186-9. doi: 10.7547/87507315-79-4-186.


The diagnosis of a congenital talonavicular coalition is one that often may be little more than an incidental radiographic finding. However, the acute onset of vague midfoot symptomatology secondary to a minor traumatic event may reveal this rarely reported condition on further clinical examination. The authors present a description of the characteristic historical and clinical features of talonavicular coalitions, current diagnostic and treatment modalities available, and a case presentation of an acute painful talonavicular synostosis in an adolescent male athlete.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Synostosis* / complications
  • Synostosis* / diagnostic imaging
  • Talus / abnormalities*
  • Tarsal Bones / abnormalities*