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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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References in periodicals archive ?
The lower limb, at the level of the hip (trochanter), the knee (interstitial joint space), the ankle (external malleolus) and the foot (fifth metatarsophalangeal).
The angle between the thigh (the link between the trochanter and the interstitial joint space of the knee) and the shank (link between the knee and the external malleolus).