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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There is often medial-sided swelling indicative of a deltoid injury or medial malleolus fracture.
A large case series by Takakura et al demonstrated that a bony prominence inferior and posterior to the medial malleolus may be palpated in cases of talocalcaneal coalition.
5%) and for the medial malleolus was 4-mm cannulated cancellous screws with washers (80.
One technique to overcome this obstacle is to use a transmalleolar technique in which the K-wire is drilled through the medial malleolus.
There was another vein parallel to it but in a posterior plane going behind the medial malleolus, behind the knee and in the thigh it was found to be joining with femoral vein at the saphenofemoral junction.
Exostoses also can arise on the inside of the medial malleolus and the medial surface of the talus, because maximum weightbearing dorsiflexion generally forces the foot into pronation against the medial malleolus.
7 W intensity), Active Release Technique[R] (ART[R]) of gastrocnemius, soleus, and tibialis posterior muscles above and below the injury, and Graston Technique[c] soft tissue mobilization with GT 6 and GT 2 [Figure 2] posterior to the medial malleolus followed by ten minutes of ice and elevation.
Medial: the lateral portion of the medial malleolus,
The procedure starts with about 3-4cm incision centred over medial distal tibial surface, soft tissue dissection done, bone exposed upto tip of medial malleolus, plate slided along the medial tibia surface submuscularly well above the fracture crepitus site and proximal end of plate palpated along shin or level checked by another plate as reference and later exposed by incision over skin.
Basketball athletes predominantly sustained stress fractures of the tibial shaft, the medial malleolus, and the metatarsal bone, whereas track and field and soccer athletes predominantly sustained stress fractures of the tibial shaft and pubic bone.
Intra articular ganglion cysts commonly occur in medial malleolus and in carpal bones.
Three patients reported occasional pain over the medial malleolus.

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