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.
The heel is carried naturally lower than the toe if the ankle joint is not rigid.
When the fracture is comminuted, and implicates the knee or ankle joint, opening the capsule, amputation is necessary.
The dew-claws are also large, and the ankle joint so flexible that it lets them down upon the snow.
As he swung his right foot around to the ground the colt kicked it, crushing the ankle joint.
The ankle joint is intertarsal, or situated between the proximal and distal row of tarsal bones, not cruro-tarsal as in Mammalia.
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.
As example, the ankle joint; the majority of the typical supramalleolar, malleolar, and spiral fractures of the tibia and fibula.
The ankle joint is a hinge, the astragalus being received into a lateral arch formed by the lower ends of the tibia and fibula.
A bullet had passed through the ankle joint, and the only remedy was amputation.
The ankle joint is greatly swollen, the depression, normally present in front of and behind the malleoli, being obliterated.