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bone [bōn] 1. the hard, rigid form of connective tissue constituting most of the skeleton of vertebrates, composed chiefly of calcium salts. 2. any distinct piece of the skeleton of the body. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices for regional and alphabetical listings of bones, and see color plates 1 and 2. Called also os. adj., adj bo´ny ...


In common usage, the term ankle refers exclusively to the ankle region. In medical terminology, "ankle" (without qualifiers) can refer broadly to the region or specifically to the talocrural joint. The main bones of the ankle region are the talus (in the foot), and the tibia and fibula (in the leg).


A high ankle sprain causes pain and swelling similar to a true ankle sprain, but can take longer to heal. Ankle fracture: A break in any of the three bones in the ankle. Most commonly, the bones ...


In the interest of getting the medical terminology correct, here are the varying grades of ankle sprains and high ankle sprains. Ankle Sprains. An ankle sprain involves injury to the stabilizing lateral ligaments of the ankle joint. It occurs when the foot is pointed downward and the ankle rolls inward (the classic ankle roll).


Glossary of Foot & Ankle Terminology Achilles Tendon – One of the longer tendons in the body, stretching from the bones of the heel to the calf muscles. Abrasion – An injury in which superficial layers of the skin are scraped or rubbed away. Abscess – A collection of pus usually formed because of a bacterial infection or foreign object becomes trapped in your body.


Medical Definition of Ankle bone. Medical Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR. William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR. Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis ...


Her master of the horse, Prince Repnin, held the bridle of the horse, which suddenly gave him a kick which broke his anklebone.


A broken ankle is also known as an ankle "fracture." This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken. A fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking, to several fractures, which forces your ankle out of place and may require that you not put weight on it for a few months.


The roots, as always, are essential medical terminology knowledge because once you master these roots (those good ol’ Greek and Latin ones, that is), you can break down any skeletal-related word and discover its meaning. Once you’ve gotten to know the specific parts of the skeletal system a bit better, it’s time to put your […]


Three bones form the ankle: the tibia (the shin bone), the fibula (a smaller bone along the shin bone) and the talus (a bone sitting above the heel bone). The bony protrusion on the inside of the ankle is the medial malleolus, the bony protrusion on the back of the ankle is the posterior malleolus, and the bony protrusion on the outside of the ...