Ankle joint anatomy


The talocrural joint is sometimes referred to as ‘the ankle joint proper’, and it is usually what comes to mind when discussing ankle mobility. It is formed by the tibia and fibula, the bones of the lower leg, and the talus. The ends of these bones form the mortise into which the talus bone fits, creating a hinge joint. The joint produces the plantarflexion and dorsiflexion movement on which we are focusing in this series


The subtalar joint is located directly underneath the talocrural joint and it is where the talus meets the calcaneus (heel bone). The motion that occurs at the subtalar joint is inversion and eversion of the foot. This movement is extremely important to allow the foot and ankle to adapt to changes in terrain or uneven ground, as well as absorbing shock and impact as the foot hits the ground


Posted on May 26, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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