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Why do I have 2 ankle bones?

Why do I have 2 ankle bones?

Your normal: Your ankle is made up of 3 bones, the tibia (your leg bone on the inside), your fibula (your leg bone on the outside), and your talus (your ankle bone on the foot). The fibula only takes 12% of your weight, from your leg. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Fused Skull Bones (Definition)

The cranium or brain part of the skull is comprised of 8 different bones, and although these joints don't move like those in the extremities, there is slight movement which allows an infant's skull slight movement to enable birth and growth occurs at the margins to allow head symmetry. The margins or sutures generally fuse by 22-39 months. At times they can be prematurely ...Read more


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Do ankle bones that heal, heal back stronger?

Do ankle bones that heal, heal back stronger?

No: Studies show that a healed fracture has the same strength as the surrounding bone. It is neither stronger and weaker; the one caveat is that there are times during the healing process where it may be weaker and stronger, but once the healing process finishes, it is equal in strength. ...Read more

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How long is the healing time for wiring two ankle bones together?

How long is the healing time for wiring two ankle bones together?

Ankle fusion?: Assuming you mean an ankle fusion, about three months for bones to fuse, ~ 6 months for swelling to resolve, strength to return. ...Read more

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I have puffy pouches, size of walnuts, in front of my outside ankle bones, what causes this, i don't see them on other people?

Effusion?: Some individuals build up fluid in their joints. This is called an effusion. You may weant to seek the care of an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Why do I have 2 ankle bones on both feet?

Why do I have 2 ankle bones on both feet?

Three bones: The ankle is a joint made up of 3 bones (tibia, fibula, and talus) and it has multiple bones to allow motion in the joint. It's designed to maximize up and down motion with stability. ...Read more

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I was told that my ankle bones do not align. I am in a lot of pain to walk. What can I do?

I was told that my ankle bones do not align. I am in a lot of pain to walk. What can I do?

Foot/ankle gait exam: Get a full orthopedic or podiatric work up. Bracing, orthotics, trigger point injections or get a surgical consult as any one of these may help you get relief. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of broken ankle bones compared to just a bad sprain?

What are symptoms of broken ankle bones compared to just a bad sprain?

Both hearts: The symptoms of both pain and deformity discolored skin, but when you examine the person with broken bones he will have tenderness were the bone broken were is no ligament, of course the x-ray will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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My talus' (the 2 "ankle bones") on the right foot are more "salient" than the ones on the left. Can salient talus cause pain?

My talus' (the 2 "ankle bones") on the right foot are more "salient" than the ones on the left. Can salient talus cause pain?

I am not sure: I understand your question. A talus is one bone not two. Are you implying the talus bulges out more? In any event maybe one of your feet flattens more than the other? Is that possible? Also, it is possible you are suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis. Certainly, if you have pain -i would recommend a visit to the foot doc. ...Read more

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After havin an MRI doctors noticed a swollen sac inside the ankle bones.They want to remove by cutting the bones then replanting new bones.Please help?

After havin an MRI doctors noticed a swollen sac inside the ankle bones.They want to remove by cutting the bones then replanting new bones.Please help?

Bone cyst: Bone cysts occur throughout the body. Surgical treatment is to remove the cyst and pack it with bone either from your body or from a lab. Depending on the size of the cyst, and type follow up will vary. ...Read more

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I was sitting down and hit my inside ankle bones against each other and now I have to walk on my toes on my one foot could I have broke something?

I was sitting down and hit my inside ankle bones against each other and now I have to walk on my toes on my one foot could I have broke something?

An X-ray : Would help determine if there is a break. No sense in guessing, especially if you are having an issue walking. In the event you did break something you could be making the issue worse by walking. ...Read more

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How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation. Is this compulsory

How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation.   Is this compulsory

Xray: An x-ray would show you the alignment of the bones. If your injury only resulted in spraining of the ankle joint ligaments, the joint should still be in alignment. Only if your ankle joint was dislocated would realignment be required. ...Read more

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Hi can I still have ankle hardware removed 18 months later even though there’s space and bone growth I between my tib and fib?

Orthopedic surgeon : You have bome hardware for ankle either fracture or corrective surgery. You want to know if ot is safe 18 months after surgery. You need to ask these important questions to your orthopedic surgeon. They will review the xrays and show you the growth and healing. Your bones start to heal as soon as 7 days. However it takes weeks to months before they are strong enough for weight bearing. ...Read more

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Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle,  move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then they get inflammation to the joint area ...Read more

Bones Too Long (Definition)

Bones that are too long can cause a visible or measureable length discrepancy or asymmetry when comparing the right and left upper and lower extremities. Leg length discrepancies are more commonly the source of clinical symptoms and are more perceivable by patients since the imbalance in height between sides can be detected with ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more