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Ankle Exam

Tendons of the Ankle

January 1st, 2017


Achilles tendon - posteriorly, attaching the planteris, calcaneus and soleus muscles to the calcaneus.
Peroneal tendons (peroneus longus and brevis) - laterally, passing posterior to the lateral malleolus.
Tibialis anterior - medially, passing anterior to the medial malleolus.
Tibialis posterior - medially, passing posterior to the medial malleolus.
Extensor hallucis longus tendon - on the medial aspect of the dorsum of the foot, inserting into the base of the distal phalanx of the great toe.
Extensor digitorum longus tendons - on the lateral aspect of the dorsum of the foot, inserting into the intermediate and distal phalanges of the lesser toes.
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