Medical Definition of Bones of the leg, ankle and foot

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Bones of the leg, ankle and foot: There are 62 lower extremity bones. They consist of 10 hip and leg, 14 ankle and 38 foot bones.

  • The 10 hip and leg bones are the innominate or hip bone (fusion of the ilium, ischium, and pubis), femur, tibia, fibula, and patella (kneecap) on each side.
  • The 14 ankle bones are the talus, calcaneus (heel bone), navicular, cuboid, internal cuneiform, middle cuneiform, and external cuneiform on each side.
  • The 38 foot bones are the 10 metatarsals and 28 phalanges (toe bones).

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018

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