Evaluation of simple excision in the treatment of symptomatic accessory navicular associated with flat feet

Kiter E., Günal I., TURGUT A., KÖSE N.

Journal of Orthopaedic Science, vol.5, no.4, pp.333-335, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s007760070039
  • Journal Name: Journal of Orthopaedic Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-335
  • Keywords: Accessory navicular, Flat foot, Single-heel rise test
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The results of 17 patients who had been treated by simple excision, for symptomatic accessory navicular were reviewed 2 to 5 years postoperatively. Although all patients had good or excellent results by subjective criteria, careful examination revealed difficulty in performing the 'single-heel rise test' in 8 patients who also had preexisting flat feet. These results suggest the necessity for an objective evaluation system, as well as a different treatment approach, for the association of accessory navicular and flat foot.