Ankle bones and ligaments

Ankle bones and ligaments

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ankle bones and ligaments. Historical anatomical artwork of ankle bones (yellow) and ligaments (pale blue). Ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that hold bones together at their joints. In the upper frame are views of 7 ankle bones, and in the lower frame are different views of the ankle. From left-right, then top-bottom: the calcaneus (heel); talus (ankle) [two bones of hindfoot]; navicular; internal, middle and external cuneiform; cuboid (upper centre) [five tarsals of midfoot]; ankle from behind; vertical section through ankle; ankle from front; ankle side views: outside and inside. Artwork from The Bones and Ligaments of the Human Body (Ed. Jones Quain, London, 1842).

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