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Ankle joint and ligaments

Other Terms: Ligaments of the ankle joint, Talocrural joint, Articulatio talocruralis, Articulation talocrurale

Description

The ankle joint is the mobile joint formed by the adjacent distal ends of the tibia and fibula. The projecting malleoli of the tibia and fibula form a mortice-like junction with the talus that is supported by strong ligaments laterally and medially.

Type

Hinge joint

Articular surfaces

Distal ends of the tibia and fibula between the malleoli with the trochlear surface of the talus

Close-packed position

Dorsiflexion

Ligaments

Numerous strong ligaments stabilize and support the joints of the ankle region.

Latin

Articulatio talocruralis

French

Articulation talocrurale

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