Foot and Ankle Surgery: The ankle is a complex mechanism. What we normally think of as the ankle is actually made up of two joints: the subtalar joint, and the true ankle joint.
The true ankle joint is composed of 3 bones, seen above from a front, or anterior, view: the tibia which forms the inside, or medial, portion of the ankle; the fibula which forms the lateral, or outside portion of the ankle; and the talus underneath. The true ankle joint is responsible for up and down motion of the foot.
The foot & ankle joint is very complex, to learn more about your condition or treatment plan click the diagnosis topic and read educational content or watch educational videos to help understand your diagnosis.
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