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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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The incision is made posterior to the medial malleolus, after which the neurovascular bundle is freed and retracted posteriorly to identify the tunnel of the FHL, which is subsequently released.
Comparison of the post-surgical analgesic effectiveness of tibial (at internal malleolus level) and common peroneal nerve block with infiltration of the surgical wound in Outpatient Surgery of the hallux valgus.
Pressure is maintained towards the table with your other hand cupping the lateral malleolus.
The posterior tibial tendon that plays an important role in normal hindfoot function lies close to the medial malleolus and beneath the flexor retinaculum, which binds the tendon to the bone.
It is recommended to perform this block proximal to the eminence of the medial malleolus to ensure blockade of the calcaneal branch.
TBW is better in internal fixation of medial malleolus compared with K-wire fixation, and lateral plating was the best for fibular fractures.
Ankle girth: in the same position as for the calf girth measurement, proximal to the internal malleolus, the minimum circumference was measured and recorded (29).
Over the right lateral malleolus, a solitary well-demarcated warty non-tender firm plaque was present measuring about 2 cm in diameter with surrounding hyperpigmented skin (Figure 1).
The base width of the flap was designed obliquely to the lateral malleolus, to include the maximum number of lateral perforators.
Infrared reflective markers were fixed with adhesive tape, bilaterally, on the lateral malleolus, on the heel and between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal distally.
Objective: To provide morphological data of medial malleolus to decrease the possibility of posterior tibial tendon injury and inadvertent ankle penetration.
In ankle valgus the callosity is under the medial malleolus and in hindfoot valgus under the talar head.