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malleolus

 [mah-le´o-lus] (L.)
1. a rounded process.
2. either of the two rounded prominences on either side of the ankle joint; the lateral (or fibular, external, or outer) malleolus is at the lower end of the fibula and the medial (or tibial, internal, or inner) malleolus is at the lower end of the tibia. adj. adj malle´olar.

mal·le·o·lus

, pl.

mal·le·o·li

(ma-lē'ō-lŭs, -lī), [TA] Avoid the mispronunciation malleo'lus.
A rounded bony prominence such as those on either side of the ankle joint.
[L. dim. of malleus, hammer]

malleolus

/mal·le·o·lus/ (mah-le´o-lus) pl. malle´oli   [L.] a rounded process, such as the protuberance on either side of the ankle joint at the lower end of the fibula and the tibia.malle´olar

malleolus

(mə-lē′ə-ləs)
n. pl. malleo·li (-lī′)
Either of the two rounded protuberances on each side of the ankle, the inner formed by a projection of the tibia and the outer by a projection of the fibula.

mal·le′o·lar (-ə-lər) adj.

malleolus

[məlē′ələs] pl. malleoli
Etymology: L, little hammer
a rounded bony process, such as the protuberance on each side of the ankle.

malleolus

Either of the two rounded bony prominences on either side of the ankle: the external/lateral malleolus (corresponds to the distal fibula) or the internal/medial malleolus (corresponds to the distal tibia).

mal·le·o·lus

, pl. malleoli (ma-lē'ō-lŭs, -lī) [TA]
A rounded bony prominence such as those on either side of the ankle joint.
[L. dim. of malleus, hammer]

malleolus

Either of the two bony protuberances on either side of the ankle. The inner (medial malleolus) is a process on the lower end of the TIBIA, the outer (lateral malleolus) is a process on the lower end of the FIBULA.

malleolus

pl. malleoli [L.] a rounded process, especially either of the two rounded prominences on either side of the distal end of the fibula (external, lateral or outer malleolus) or of the tibia (inner, internal or medial malleolus).
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9) The most-common site is in the medial malleolus in some series, (9) or the hip, followed by the proximal or distal ends of tibia and fibula, shoulder, wrist, and carpal bones.
Lateral radiographs obtained with the foot in plantar flexion may show the os trigonum or lateral talar tubercle impinged between the posterior-tibial malleolus and the calcaneal tuberosity.
1), (10) Indications for * Pain in the malleolar zone, and radiographs of the ankle after acute injury * One of the following: * bone tenderness at the posterior edge or tip of the lateral malleolus * bone tenderness on the posterior edge or tip of the medial malleolus * inability to bear weight for 4 steps, both immediately after injury and at the clinical assessment Indications for * Pain in the midfoot zone, and radiographs of the foot after acute injury * One of the following: * bone tenderness at the base of the 5th metatarsal * bone tenderness of the medial midfoot (navicular) * inability to bear weight for 4 steps, both immediately after injury and at the clinical assessment
Transverse width greater than 1/3 less than 1/4 of medial malleolus transverse width of transverse width of of tibia entire distal end of entire distal end of tibia tibia 32.
A vibrating 256-Hz tuning fork was heard in the left ear when it was placed on the left medial malleolus.
During movement, the lateral malleolus (lower part of fibula bone) has a slight lateral movement of 2 mm against the talus bone.
Using velcro straps, the SAM was attached to the right leg, just above the lateral malleolus (ankle bone).
The shin pad was placed at 75% of the distance from the head of the fibula to the distal edge of the lateral malleolus.
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