Definition of Joint, ankle
Joint, ankle: A joint that is composed of three bones: the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The ankle joint is responsible for the up-and-down motion of the foot. The subtalar joint is under the ankle joint, and it consists of the talus on top and calcaneus on the bottom. The subtalar joint is responsible for the side-to-side motion of the foot.
Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2016
Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Need help identifying pills and medications?