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Ankle joint

ankle joint

ankle joint n.
A hinge joint formed by the articulating of the tibia and the fibula with the talus below. Also called mortise joint, talocrural joint.
Historical Examples

The heel is carried naturally lower than the toe if the ankle joint is not rigid.
Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army War Department.

When the fracture is comminuted, and implicates the knee or ankle joint, opening the capsule, amputation is necessary.
A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds Thomas Longmore

The dew-claws are also large, and the ankle joint so flexible that it lets them down upon the snow.
Wilderness Ways William J Long

As he swung his right foot around to the ground the colt kicked it, crushing the ankle joint.
Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler Pardee Butler

The ankle joint is intertarsal, or situated between the proximal and distal row of tarsal bones, not cruro-tarsal as in Mammalia.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

Her left foot should be placed in the stirrup only as far as the ball of the foot, so as to allow the ankle joint full play.
The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes

As example, the ankle joint; the majority of the typical supramalleolar, malleolar, and spiral fractures of the tibia and fibula.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

The ankle joint is a hinge, the astragalus being received into a lateral arch formed by the lower ends of the tibia and fibula.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5 Various

A bullet had passed through the ankle joint, and the only remedy was amputation.
In The Ranks R. E. McBride

The ankle joint is greatly swollen, the depression, normally present in front of and behind the malleoli, being obliterated.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern


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