malleoli (singular: malleolus)

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malleoli (singular: malleolus)

rounded bony process at distal end of leg, marking medial and lateral ankle joint borders
  • lateral malleolus bony prominence formed by inferior fibular margin; articulates at its medial (deep) aspect with lateral aspect of trochlear surface of talus; gives origin to lateral collateral ligament of ankle

  • medial malleolus bony prominence formed by inferior tibial margin; articulates at its lateral (deep) aspect with medial aspect of trochlear surface of talus; gives origin to deltoid (medial collateral) ligament of ankle