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The Fibula Rotates During Motion in the Ankle Joint

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Current Status of Ankle Arthroplasty


The surfaces of the ankle joint are intended to stay congruent during the arc of motion. This phenomenon is still a matter of debate, especially con cerning the shape of the upper joint surface of the talus, which is wider anteriorly than posteriorly. The upper joint surface is probably close to the part of a cone with the largest radius laterally [1]. Several theories and experiments have tried to explain the motion of the fibula during the arc of motion in the ankle joint The different theories are summarized in Table 12.1. There are still disagreements as to whether the fibula rotates along its axis during plantar to dorsal flexion in the ankle joint The purpose of the present study was to investigate the possible rotational motion of the fibula during ankle movement.

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Helweg, J., Kofoed, H. (1998). The Fibula Rotates During Motion in the Ankle Joint. In: Kofoed, H. (eds) Current Status of Ankle Arthroplasty. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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