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ankle

[′aŋ·kəl]
(anatomy)
The joint formed by the articulation of the leg bones with the talus, one of the tarsal bones.
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The ankle bone is only about a quarter of an inch long, and the scientists used 3D imaging and computer algorithms to look at the patterns in the small bones included in their analysis.
A sprained ankle means you've partially torn one of the ligaments between your ankle bones," Kadel says.
I went to another specialist who said it hadn't been put back in the right position and I'd need a fusion, which is where your leg bone and ankle bone are joined together leaving it with very little flexion.
They did surgery the next day and I have a big metal plate on both bones--the tibia and the fibula, going down and around the knobby ankle bone.
BOSTON - In the mysterious science that is pitching, the ankle bone is truly connected to the backbone, which is one reason the Red Sox are being so cautious with Clay Buchholz.
Among the 11 injured, an elementary school girl broke her right ankle bone when she was hit by a collapsing brick wall, while a woman in her 70s broke her right leg after falling from her bed.
The front-runner has not started a game since suffering a chipped ankle bone against Stevenage on February 5, but he has been on the bench in the last two matches and is ready to feature in the starting XI for tonight's Blue Square Premier trip to AFC Wimbledon.
After conferring with athletic trainer Gary Vitti, team spokesman John Black said Bryant's ligaments are healing but the new problem is a strained peroneal tendon, which runs behind the ankle bone.
The first step Beckham needs to take, however, is to recover from the bumps and bruises of the MLS season, particularly a bruised right ankle bone that caused him pain in the final week of the North American season.
But then Gerry, drawing on his fast dwindling human knowledge, first takes a farmer's rifle and then makes a crude cudgel from the dead pilot's ankle bone with a stone head gaffer-taped on it.
Liu had four pieces of bone removed from the Achilles tendon, including a bone spur between the tendon and the ankle bone which was the cause of his withdrawal in his first-round heat at the Bird's Nest stadium in August.