Malleolus


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malleolus

[mə′lē·ə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A projection on the distal end of the tibia and fibula at the ankle.

Malleolus

 

the peripheral process at which terminate the inner surface of the distal (that is, from the trunk) epiphysis of the tibia (the inner malleolus) and the lower, thickened end of the fibula (the outer malleolus). Both malleoli have flat articular surfaces and hold the articular surface (trochlea) of the talus in a fork.

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It centralises the mechanical axis of the tibia over the talus and there is no prominent medial malleolus found after medial wedge removal.
After testing on the MSAS we use dilutions of viruses, 6X, 12X, 30X, and 200X of adenovirus, Coronavirus, Coxsackie virus, cytomegalovirus, ECHO virus, Enterovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, RSV, various flu's, herpes 1, 2, and zoster, and others with Engystol, homeopathic Asclepius, and sulfur from Heel, depending on which are testing positively, and inject them into Spleen 6, four fingerbreadths above the medial malleolus.
He had a lateral malleolar fracture with a vertical shear of the medial malleolus and comminution at the joint line.
This instrument consisted of inspection of both feet, examination of the ankle reflexes and determination of the vibratory perception threshold at the lateral malleolus with a 128 Hz tuning fork.
They are commonly seen in the femoral head, proximal and distal tibia and fibula, and the medial malleolus in some series.
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.
The force pad was placed 3-4 cm superior to the medial malleolus with the feet in plantigrade position.
On physical examination, in September 2009, she had a nonlimping walk with pink and painful feet and an ulcerative lesion on the internal surface of the right leg above the internal malleolus.
The tibia was measured at midshaft--the midpoint between the tibial plateau and the medial malleolus.
The strain-gauge is placed at the minimum circumference of the ankle, just proximal to the medial malleolus.