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Definition of Bones of the leg, ankle and foot

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).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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