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J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2004 Dec;8(2):161-165. Korean. Original Article.
Lee KT , Young KW , Kim JY , Kim ES , Cha SD , Son SW .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eulji University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

PURPOSE: To analyze clinical symptom and clinical course of accessory navicular bone and to evaluation of surgery of accessory navicular bone in sports players MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients with accessory navicular bone were identified between January 1 2001 and June 30. 2003 RESULTS: Subjective satisfaction of 23 patients rated very satisfaction (16), satisfaction (6), common (1). Symptomatic pain were thoroughly disappeared at average 2.5 months (1~6 months) after operation. On one year follow-up, most of patients could maintain daily life and could go back to their sports carreer at 3 months. CONCLUSION: In athlete, excision of accessory navicular and reattachment of posteior tibial tendon to navicular like non-athletes is the best solution to management of symptomatic accessory navicular failed to manage conservatively

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