ANKLE (TALOCRURAL) JOINT

 

Joint animation

DESCRIPTION: The articular surfaces of this joint are the lower medial end of tibia and its malleolus, the fibular malleolus and the inferior transverse tibiofibular ligament, all of which form a socket for the articulating convex superior surface of the body of the talus called trochlea tali. It has articular capsule strengthened by ligaments.

LIGAMENTS:

         Medial (deltoid) ligament is divided into

         Lateral ligament is divided into

NERVE SUPPLY:

BLOOD SUPPLY:

         Anastomoses around the ankle joint.


Roll over mouse; anastomoses around ankle joint

MOVEMENTS:

         Dorsiflexion: Performed by tibialis posterior and assisted by extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus and peroneus tertius.

         Plantarflexion: Performed by the gastrocnemius, soleus, tibialis posterior, plantaris, flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus.

Gallery

Neutral

Dorsiflexion

Plantarflexion

Skin

Interior

Interior

Interio

Bones

 

 
Clinical examination of ankle joint

 
Anatomical exposure of ankle joint

 
Ankle joint

 

 

 

 

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