The ankle is formed by the juncture of three bones – the lower ends of the tibia and fibula (the lower leg) and the uppermost bone of the foot, called the talus. The uniquely curved dome of the talus bone permits the hinge-like movement of the foot.

Beneath the ankle joint are additional tarsal bones, which form the lower portion of the heel and its connection to the metatarsal bones of the foot. The Achilles’ tendon joins the heel to the muscles of the calf.

For more information about the ankle, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665).