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A projection on the distal end of the tibia and fibula at the ankle.



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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The procedure is technically demanding and usually requires a malleolar osteotomy in order to sew the tissue patch into the defect.
He had a lateral malleolar fracture with a vertical shear of the medial malleolus and comminution at the joint line.
After fixation of the tibial fracture, patients were limited to only partial weight bearing for the first 6 weeks, whereas patients with malleolar fracture were permitted full, protected weight bearing with crutches after 2 weeks, depending on local wound status and degree of pain.
1st Page 79 #1 [Zukofsky's "Cactus, rose-mauve and gray"]: I think the first two lines are unnecessarily static; the intention of course is to get the image of the cactus fixed, rigid, and malleolar, that it may be eventually, at the end of the poem, shifted with maximum empathy.
00 for detecting malleolar and forefoot fractures (Stiell, Greenberg et al.
These factors resulted in his developing stage 4 right ischial (buttock) decubitus ulcer and a stage 3 right malleolar (ankle) decubitus ulcer.
The first of CSI's orthopedic technologies, the WISORB(TM) Malleolar Screw, recently received FDA 510(k) clearance.
Certain tibial stress fractures, such as an anterior tibial stress or a medial malleolar stress fracture, however, are more serious and generally do require more extensive rest, possible immobilization and even surgery depending on the severity.
One exception is 'the greater lateral extension of the lateral malleolar facet' which Rhoads & Trinkaus (1977:35) consider an archaic feature.
CSI has received FDA clearance for its WISORB(TM) Malleolar Screw and is currently in preclinical work with a biopolymeric DONTEX(TM) Bone Graft Substitute.