Pathologies

Foot fracture

Cuboid fracture

Cause

The cuboid bone, so-named because of its cube-like shape, is in some ways the cornerstone of the foot’s lateral arch, as it is located at the junction between the front and back of the foot. Articulating with the calcaneus, the cuboid bone is the site of certain leg muscle attachments, contributing to stability and dynamic movements of the foot. Like its neighbor the navicular bone, cuboid fractures negatively affect foot movements. The cuboid is generally fractured following a fall in which the foot is sprained.

 

Treatment

A simple cuboid fracture can be treated by cast immobilization followed by functional rehabilitation to limit the risk of complications. With more complex fractures,when surgical treatment is required, the bones are realigned and secured using high-precision, computer-assisted surgery to avoid negative after-effects and ensure success.