Region of the lower limb that includes three joints: that between the tibia and fibula (distal tibiofibular joint), the tibia and talus (tibiotalar joint), and the fibula and talus (fibulotalar joint). All three articulations are enclosed in a joint capsule. Most motion is about the tibiotalar hinge joint. The ankle is supported by a number of strong ligaments.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.