ankle joint

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Noun1.ankle joint - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talusankle joint - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
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This patent, entitled 'Surgical Kit for Repair of Articular Surfaces in the Talocrural Joint Including Surgical Saw Guide', covers Episurf Medical's ankle implant Episealer Talus and related surgical tools, including a novel osteotomy guide for surgical access to the difficult to reach talar bone.
For the current study, it was hypothesized that ankle range of motion at the talocrural joint may be similar in young dancers regardless of training level or age, so producing comparison values is important in order to support the use of functional tests over presently utilized range of motion and strength measures.
Radiographically, the talocrural joint is less affected in patients with RA and the change in the subtalar joint proceeds to the talocrural joint in many cases [13].
Triplanar joint assessment: Talocrural joint motion for both feet was 12 degree (ROM) Subtalar joint motion for both feet was equal in both limbs, but medially displaced.
Further, pain was elicited at the anterior talocrural joint line.
In addition, the osteometry of the talar facet may lead to advances in the operative management and design of prosthetics regarding the talocrural joint. The consideration of specific South African demographic factors may represent a potential platform for the introduction of standard norms and fibular models.
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.