ANKLE
ANATOMY

OrthoWashington physicians treat shoulder injuries.

ANKLE ANATOMY   (VIEW VIDEO)

  • Bones and Joints
  • Ligaments and Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Nerves

Bones and Joints

Ligaments and Tendons

Muscles

  • The peroneals (peroneus longus and peroneus brevis) on the outside edge of the ankle and foot bend the ankle down and out.
  • The calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) connect to the calcaneus by the Achilles tendon. When the calf muscles tighten, they bend the ankle down.
  • The posterior tibialis muscle supports the arch and helps turn the foot inward.
  • The anterior tibialis pulls the ankle upward.

Nerves

Blood Vessels

Summary

sources: eORTHOPOD

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