Ankle anatomy includes the ankle joint and the structures surrounding it.
Ankle joint connects the foot to the leg and is made by the
The important ligaments connecting these bones include
The function of these ligaments is to stabilize the ankle joint.
The important muscles acting on the ankle joint include
As the ankle joint is not surrounded by many muscles therefore break down of the skin can lead to infection in the joint and bones.
Due to this reason injuries of the ankle require prompt attention.
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This page was last updated on 2nd March 2009.
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