lateral malleolus

(redirected from Fibular malleolus)

lat·er·al mal·le·o·lus

[TA]
the process at the lateral side of the lower end of the fibula, forming the projection of the lateral part of the ankle; the lateral malleolus extends farther inferiorly than the medial malleolus.

lat·er·al mal·le·o·lus

(lat'ĕr-ăl mă-lē'ŏ-lŭs) [TA]
The process at the lateral side of the lower end of the fibula, forming the projection of the lateral part of the ankle; the lateral malleolus extends farther inferiorly than the medial malleolus.

lateral malleolus

Process on outer edge of fibula at lower end.
Synonym: external malleolus
See also: malleolus
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A curvilinear incision was made directly over the peroneal tendons from the fibular malleolus to the fifth metatarsal base and the peroneal sheath and inferior peroneal retinaculum were incised.
In the study of 717 children with ankle injuries, features that predict an ankle fracture are bone tenderness at either malleolus or in the region just proximal to the fibular malleolus, and/or an inability to walk four steps with weight on the ankle.
All but 1 of the 81 patients with an ankle fracture had bone tenderness at either malleolus or in the region proximal to the fibular malleolus, and only 33 of those patients were able to walk four steps on the ankle.