malleolus


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mal·le·o·lus

 (mə-lē′ə-ləs)
n. pl. mal·le·o·li (-lī′)
Either of the two rounded protuberances on each side of the ankle, the inner formed by a projection of the tibia and the outer by a projection of the fibula.

[New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of malleus, hammer; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

mal·le′o·lar (-ə-lər) adj.
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malleolus

(məˈliːələs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) either of two rounded bony projections of the tibia and fibula on the sides of each ankle joint
[C17: diminutive of Latin malleus hammer]
malˈleolar adj
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mal•le•o•lus

(məˈli ə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
the bony protuberance on either side of the ankle formed by the lower leg bones.
[1685–95; < Latin: small hammer, mallet]
mal•le′o•lar, adj.
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Translations

mal·le·o·lus

n. maléolo, protuberancia en forma de martillo tal como la que se ve a ambos lados de los tobillos.
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malleolus

n maléolo; lateral — maléolo externo; medial — maléolo interno
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(13) The examiner should also palpate the Achilles tendon, peroneal tendons just posterior to the lateral malleolus, and the tibialis posterior tendon just posterior to the medial malleolus to inspect for tenderness or defects that may be signs of injury to these tendons.
For this purpose, reflective markers were attached onto the following four landmarks: the upper and lower side of the foot plate, the medial malleolus, and the tibia (the middle point of the line between the estimated center of the knee joint and the medial malleolus).
Results: We observed no difference in the distribution of age, sex, presence of associated posterior malleolus (PM), fracture dislocation, and fixation of associated PM between two treatment groups.
Hyperkeratosis may also affect other sites such as the elbows, knees, eyelids, cheeks, thighs, labial commissures, external malleolus, toes, and dorsal fingers.
The distally pedicle fibularis brevis muscle flap is proved to be more helpful to cover these defects and can reach areas distal to the lateral malleolus (Eyssel & Dresing, 1989; Eren et al, 2001; Koski et al, 2005; Yang et al.).
Examination of the foot revealed exposed medial malleolus with purulent discharge.
In front of the malleolus, we could easily feel the lateral part of talar head.
Tendinopathy of the FHL is characterized by pain posteriorly and plantarly of the medial malleolus with plie as the tendon makes an acute angle posteriorly of the talus and slides in an often narrowed and irritated sheath toward the sustentaculum tali.
The physical examination revealed localized swelling and tenderness on the distal fibula about 5 cm proximal to the tip of the left lateral malleolus.
Also it is considered the horizontality of some lines passing through specific anatomical landmarks (line passing through the iliac crests and line passing through the malleolus)(Nart, 2008)