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The Living Skeleton: Ankle & Foot

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Normal

Normal adolescent ankle joint. Growth plates (physes) are visible in the distal tibia up to about 14 years of age in males. The ankle joint is found at the junction of the tibia, fibula and talus.

Normal

Normal adult foot. The small round bones adjacent to the big toe are called sesmoid bones.

Normal

Normal adult foot in lateral view

Fracture

Fracture of the distal fibula (adult)

Fracture

Fracture of the distal tibia and fibula (adult). Surgical fixation is required because the fracture involves the ankle joint.

Fracture:
Post-surgery

View of the same tibia and fibula fracture taken after surgical fixation.

Fracture: Pre-surgery

Fracture of the distal tibia and fibula (adult) requiring surgical fixation.

Fracture: Surgery

View of previous tibia and fibula fractures taken during surgical fixation.


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