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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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Active, non-weightbearing (NWB) talocrural plantar flexion (PF) and dorsiflexion (DF) range of motion (ROM) was tested using a digital inclinometer (ACUMAR Single Digital Inclinometer; Lafayette Instruments, Lafayette.
We aimed to distinguish between the talocrural and subtalar joints to investigate the compensatory alignment change of the hindfoot.
The joints concerned are the scapular-humeral, coxofemoral and talocrural ones.
A patient could be diagnosed as AD when he had pruritus history and three or more of the following characteristics: (1) history of flexor skin involvement, including fossa cubitalis, popliteal fossa, anterior talocrural region, or paracervical region (cheek was also included for children less than 10 years of age); (2) history of bronchial asthma or hay fever (or the occurrence of AD in children less than 4 years of age among first-degree relatives); (3) history of dry skin in the whole body; (4) visible dermatitis in the flexor side; and (5) AD occurrence before 2 years of age for patients of more than four years of age.
Mayer, Caracteristicas estruturais, ultra-estruturais e morfoquantitativas dos musculos tibial anterior e saleo de ratosjovens submetidos a imobilizacao da articulagao talocrural [Dissertacao (Mestrado em Ciencias Morfofuncionais)], Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008.
Objetivo: comparar a amplitude de movimento (ADM) de dorsiflexao do tornozelo apos aplicacao do Thrush na articulacao talocrural e da liberacao de ponto gatilho nos musculos tibial anterior e soleo em bailarinos.
The advantages of internally rotating the thigh whilst maintaining neutral foot position is three-fold: 1) It maximises the available surface area of fat and fat-free mass of the thigh, shank and foot segments viewable in the frontal plane, 2) provides greater visibility of the calcaneus (heel) and talocrural joint (ankle) required for lower-body segmentation precision, and 3) allows the operator to fixate the subjects feet together within the scanning zone in order to prevent unwarranted or incidental movement or disruption during the scanning process.
[2,3] This abrupt change in kinesiology of the talocrural joint sometimes exceeds the elastic property of the static restraints of the anterior and posterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments.
The talocrural ranges of motion were painless, but the range of motion of the left ankle was somewhat decreased compared with the right ankle.
Body mass and length of the hind foot (from the talocrural joint to the tip of the longest toe, excluding the claw) were recorded.