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Organs » Ankle


Introduction: Ankle

The ankle is mainly injured due to ankle sprain or ankle fracture. However, the ankle can also be the site of arthritis, though less commonly than hands or knees, and other arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Reiter's syndrome.

Descriptions of Ankle

Ankle: a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
Source: WordNet 2.1

Ankle : joint formed by the articulation of the lower leg bones with the talus; ankle connects the foot with the leg.
Source: CRISP

Ankle : The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Ankle

Ankle: Joint between foot and lower leg.

Condition count: 8 ; see list below.

Organ types: Leg (69), Foot (41)

Number: 2 ankles

Related organs: thigh (10), knee (16), foot (41), toes (17), big toe (3)

Main condition: ankle conditions

Organs: list of all organs

Ankle: Related Topics

Diseases List for Ankle:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Ankle' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:





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