lateral malleolus

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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.