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ankle

 [ang´k'l]
1. the joint between the leg and foot.
2. the area around this joint (see illustration).
Ankle.
The ankle is a hinge joint formed by the junction of the tibia and fibula with the talus (ankle bone). The bones are cushioned by cartilage and connected by a number of ligaments, tendons, and muscles that strengthen the joint and enable it to be moved. Because it is in almost constant use, the ankle is particularly susceptible to injuries, such as sprain and fracture. It is also often one of the first joints to be affected by arthritis or gout.
tarsus (def. 2).
ankle cuff a weighted strip wrapped around the ankle and closed with a Velcro band; used during exercise.

an·kle

(ang'kl),
1. Synonym(s): ankle joint
2. The region of the ankle joint.
3. Synonym(s): tarsus

ankle

/an·kle/ (ang´k'l)
1. the joint between the leg and foot.
2. the region of this joint.
3. tarsus.

ankle

(ăng′kəl)
n.
1. The joint formed by the articulation of the lower leg bones with the talus. The ankle connects the foot with the leg.
2. The slender section of the leg immediately above the foot.

ankle

Etymology: AS, ancleow
1 the joint of the tibia and fibula of the leg with the talus of the foot.
2 the part of the lower limb where this joint is located.

an·kle

(ang'kĕl)
1. Synonym(s): ankle joint.
2. The region of the ankle joint.
3. Synonym(s): talus.
[A.S. ancleon]

ankle

The joint between the lower ends of the TIBIA and FIBULA and the upper surface of the talus bone of the foot. The talus sits on top of the heel bone (calcaneum).

ankle,

n 1. anatomical area (joint) just above the foot.
2. in craniosacral therapy, one of two places on the body where the caregiver lays both hands and determines the vitality and bounty of cerebrospinal fluid. See also listening posts.

ankle

a human anatomical term often applied to dogs when referring to the hock joint.

Patient discussion about ankle

Q. What Causes ankle Swelling? My son woke up this morning with a red, swollen ankle. What could cause this situation?

A. A swollen and red ankle suggest either a traumatic injury to the joint or an infection in the joint, adjacent tissues or bones. This is an emergency and it is important to consult a doctor as soon as possible, especially if the joint loses its ability to perform movements in all directions.

Q. What do you do for a sprained ankle?

A. R.I.C.E. - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

Q. How does ice help a sprained ankle or other injury? While I exercise I often get sprain. I have seen many times that ice is used as a first aid for sprains. How does ice help a sprained ankle or other injury?

A. it does two helpful things- lower the pain (cold can do that) and prevent swelling. the swelling is a body normal reaction that protects the area that was injured. but we would like to avoid it because it'll strain us.

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We are very pleased to launch the ORTHOLOC([TM]) 3Di Ankle Fracture System, which further expands our foot and ankle product portfolio and provides surgeons with an innovative solution to treat a wide range of ankle fractures," said Robert Palmisano, President and Chief Executive Officer.
One way to classify the severity of ankle fracture is by the number of malleoli involved, ie, unimalleolar, bimalleolar or trimalleolar fracture (Donatto 2001, Michelson 1995).
Age alone should not dictate the treatment of ankle fractures in the elderly," said Dr.
Within 3 months after fixation of his ankle fracture, he returned to work without discomfort and without restrictions.
All patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation of an ankle fracture at New York University Medical Center or the Hospital for Joint Diseases by three attending traumatologists from December 28, 2009, to February 14, 2011, were asked to participate in this study.
In May of his first year with the club, Diaby suffered an ankle fracture in a league game against Sunderland and was out for more than eight months.
Izzie walks with a limp because of a painful ankle fracture and has chronic skin irritations which have become infected.
Peredur Ellis Cefni hooker Iwan Evans was stretchered off with a suspected ankle fracture.
Although Harris's injury troubles, his dodgy knees and an ankle fracture in last year's Boxing Day Test, have restricted the 31-year-old to just six Tests, Clarke said he was confident that Harris would continue playing Tests for a longer period of time.
And forgotten midfielder Gary Deegan is making "slow but good" progress in his recovery from a pre-season ankle fracture, Boothroyd saying: "I nutmegged him in a staff game last week and will be playing again this week, so I'll be avoiding him
And the manager will also have been boosted by Jay Spearing coming through 90 minutes on his return from an ankle fracture.
CAIRO: Ahly winger Gilberto faces up to two months on the sidelines due to an ankle fracture, the club's football director said on Sunday.