The Foot and Ankle
The foot and ankle enables upright posture and locomotion in humans. The human foot has 28 bones and 57 articulations. Normal functioning of the foot and ankle, which is often taken for granted, depends on a complex interplay of bony architecture, ligamentous support, dynamic effects of the supporting muscles and overall control by the nervous system. Therefore, a problem in any of these can lead to potential problems, which can often be severly disabling for the patient.