The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus.
a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
Dutch word for single. Also: vital part of the lower leg that can start to hurt like hell at any given moment (when you 'sprain' it), so that you have to keep your leg up into the air for weeks and have yourself regularly palpated by some creep of a physiotherapist.
The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and the subtalar joint: See the entire definition of Ankle
the region between the leg and the foot.
the part of the leg just above the foot; the joint between the leg and the foot. It is a hinge joint formed by the junction of the tibia and fibula with the talus, or ankle bone. The bones are cushioned by cartilage and connected by a number of ligaments, tendons, and muscles that strengthen the joint and enable it to be moved. Because it is in almost constant use, the ankle is particularly susceptible to injuries, such as sprain and fracture. It is also often one of the first joints to be affected by arthritis or gout.
In human anatomy, the ankle joint is formed where the foot and the leg meet. The ankle, or talocrural joint, is a synovial hinge joint that connects the distal ends of the tibia and fibula in the lower limb with the proximal end of the talus bone in the foot. The articulation between the tibia and the talus bears more weight than between the smaller fibula and the talus.