The structure indicated is the cuboid bone
of the foot.
The foot contains three groups
bone is one of seven tarsal bones. There are three groups of tarsal bones:
- Proximal group
- Intermediate group
- Distal group
The cuboid bone belongs to the distal group of tarsal bones. There are four bones in the distal group:
- Lateral cuneiform
- Intermediate cuneiform
- Medial cuneiform
The cuboid bone
is the most lateral
bone in the distal row of tarsal bones, it is named on the basis of its shape which roughly resembles a cube. The plantar surface of the cuboid bone contains a groove
through which the tendon of the peroneus longus
travels from the lateral aspect of the foot to insert medially at the base of the first metatarsal and on the medial cuneiform bone. The tibialis posterior
muscle inserts onto the plantar surface of the cuboid bone.
Learn more about the bones of the foot
in this anatomy tutorial.