trochlea of the talus

troch·le·a of the ta·lus

[TA]
the rounded superior articular surface of the talus that articulates with the distal ends of the tibia and fibula.
Synonym(s): trochlea tali [TA], pulley of talus
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This movement places the ankle into its most stable position, when the trochlea of the talus and the articular surfaces of the tibia and fibula are "close-packed." (55) The opposite motion, plantar flexion, is usually described as a uniaxial movement of the plantar surface of the foot in an inferior direction (i.e., pointing the foot).