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Equine Anatomy - Navicular

Radiograph of the Lateral view

Lateral view

Radiograph of the Dorsopalmar(plantar) view

Dorsopalmar(plantar) view

Radiograph of the Dorsoproximal-palmar(plantar)odistal oblique view

Dorsoproximal-palmar(plantar)odistal oblique view

Radiograph of the Palmar(plantar)oproximal-palmar(plantar)odistal oblique view

Palmar(plantar)oproximal-palmar(plantar)odistal oblique view

A - Middle phalanx

B - Distal phalanx

C - Navicular bone

1 - Flexor cortex

2 - Proximal border

3 - Articular surface

4 - Distal border

5 - Ridge to which impar ligament attaches

6 - Proximal interphalangeal joint

7 - Distal interphalangeal joint

    a - Palmar aspect

    b - Dorsal aspect

8 - Palmar aspect of middle phalanx

9 - Nutrient foramina

10 - Sagittal ridge

11 - Articulation between navicular bone and middle phalanx