Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bones of the Ankle and Foot

ankle and foot

What bones are at this joint?

The bones at the ankle joint are the tibia and fibula and the talus, and we will also be talking about the subaltar joint between the talus and the calcaneus. I apologize for the lack of detail in Mr. Skeleton's extremities, the book does not venture to those parts unknown.

What type of joint is this?

The ankle or talocrural joint is a synovial hinge joint. The subaltar or talocalcaneal joint is a synovial plane joint.

What body part moves this joint?

The muscles that work at the ankle joint are mostly in your lower leg.

What body part is moved at this joint?

The part that is moved at your ankle is your foot.