lateral malleolus


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Related to lateral malleolus: Medial 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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The area around the lateral malleolus is weaker because high pressure could be applied.
Pressure is maintained towards the table with your other hand cupping the lateral malleolus.
Operative management of a malleolar fracture involves secured anatomic repair of a displaced lateral malleolus fracture as the most important step owing to the importance of this structure in maintenance of tibiotalar alignment.
Warty plaque on Right lateral malleolus (TVC) before treatment.
Next, the dissection was continued distally to a point about 5, or 10 cm proximal to the tip of the lateral malleolus that represents the most distal point of safe flap elevation.
After being on hydroxyurea, the patient developed another leg ulcer above the right lateral malleolus. The hydroxyurea was discontinued, and the lateral ulcer gradually healed.
On examination two discrete swellings were noted, one measuring 3x4 cm and situated on the dorsal aspect of the right foot just below the lateral malleolus (Fig.
In his 'Remarks on Fractures and Dislocations' (1769) Pott gives a detailed account, with illustrations, of the fracture of the lateral malleolus of the fibula with dislocation of the ankle and fracture of the tip of the medial malleolus of the tibia and states what is true today, that 'in its most simple state, unaccompanied by any wound, it is extremely troublesome to be put to right, still more to keep in order and, unless managed with address and skill, is frequently productive of both lameness and deformity'.
The goniometer was placed with the center of the fulcrum over the lateral aspect of the lateral malleolus, the proximal arm with the lateral midline of the fibula using the head of the fibula for reference, and the distal arm parallel to the lateral aspect of the fifth metatarsal.
A 25-year-old man, who said he had been an amateur soccer player since age 14, presented with complaints of pain and swelling over the right lateral malleolus. He said he had been experiencing these symptoms since age 16.
The patient had been treated in the community for ulcers of mixed aetiology over the right lateral malleolus and heel.

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