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Podiatry Factoid

The ankle bone (talus) and the ends of the two lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) form the ankle joint, which is stabilized and supported by three groups of ligaments. Muscles and tendons move the foot and ankle.
Glossary - S

Sach foot - a prosthetic foot with a solid ankle and a cushion heel.

Safe foot - a prosthetic foot with a stationary attachment and a flexible endoskeleton.

Sinistropedal - using the left foot in preference to the right.

Splayfoot - flatfoot; talipes valgus.

Supinate - the act of turning the palm forward or upward, or of raising the medial margin of the foot.

Syme's amputation - disarticulation of the foot with removal of both malleoli. tarsal bones of the foot.