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Orthopedic Patient Education Materials

Ankle/Leg

Ankle:

The ankle is a far more complex mechanism than many people think. It is made up of bones, tendons and joints which are responsible for both the up and down motion and side to side motion of the foot. The components of the ankle, with the muscles and tendons of the lower leg, must cope with the stress the ankle endures while walking, running, and jumping. Strains, sprains and fractures are common ankle injuries.

Leg:

The leg is made up of many bones, muscles and ligaments which work together to support standing, walking, running and jumping. These components give the leg its range of motion and function but are prone to various injuries and issue, such as bone fractures and high ankle sprains.

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