Leg Between knee and ankle. Contains two bones, the tibia and fibula.
Tibia is larger. It is the weight bearing bone in lower leg. The rounded condyles of the femur articulate with flat condyles of the tibia (proximal).
Distal is the tibial tuberosity where muscles of the anterior thigh attach. Fibula does not articulate with the femur. Attaches by its head to the proximal tibia.
Distal ends of tibia and fibula form a partial socket around and articulate with a bone is the ankle, the talus. The “ankle” bones we feel are actually the lateral malleolus (fibula) and the medial malleolus (tibia).
Ankle Consists of seven tarsal bones. Talus – articulates with the tibia and fibula. Calcaneus – forms the heel Cuboid Navicular Medial cuneiform Intermediate cuneiform Lateral cuneiform
Foot Metatarsals and phalanges. Numbered just as the metacarpals and phalanges of the hand Two primary arches in the foot are formed by the positions of the tarsals and the metatarsals. The longitudinal arch extends from the heel to ball of foot. The transverse arch extends across the foot.
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