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Please help! what is the lateral malleolus used for?

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In brief: Stabiize ankle

The lateral malleolus or distal fibula create the outside constraint for the ankle joint.
It is estimated that about 15% of the body weight passes through the fibula. An intact fibula is important for normal ankle function.

In brief: Stabiize ankle

The lateral malleolus or distal fibula create the outside constraint for the ankle joint.
It is estimated that about 15% of the body weight passes through the fibula. An intact fibula is important for normal ankle function.
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