Lower Leg And Ankle Ligaments

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Lower Leg And Ankle Ligaments The fibula is the long, slender bone beside the tibia. Its ends are slightly enlarged into an upper "head" and a lower "lateral malleolus." The head meets the fibula just below the lateral condyle; but it does not enter into the knee joint and does not bear any body weight. The ligaments which join the fibula to the front of the fibula are called the "anterior tibiofibular ligaments," and the "posterior tibiofibular ligaments" join them behind the knee. The lateral malleolus is joined to the ankle by the "anterior talofibular ligaments," and the "posterior talofibular ligaments." These ligaments form a prominence on the side of the ankle. Articular Capsules "Articular capsules" surround the joints between the cartilages of the true ribs and the sternum (breastbone). They are very thin and intimately blended with the radiate sternocostal ligaments, and are strengthened at the upper and lower parts of the articulations by a few fibers which connect the cartilages to the side of the sternum. Sternum
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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