Foot and Ankle Anatomy Quiz

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Which joint allows for moderate amounts of dorsiflexion and plantar flexion, coupled with small amounts of inversion and eversion?

Tarsometatarsal joint

Which joint is always accompanied by movement at the subtalar joint?

Transverse (mid) tarsal joint

Which ligament provides medial stability for the ankle?

Deltoid ligaments

Which bone provides lateral stability to the ankle?

Fibula

Which bone transmits the weight of the body from the tibia to the toes?

Talus

What is the name of the nerve that curves around the head of the fibula?

Common Peroneal Nerve

Which bone has no muscle attachments?

Medial malleolus

Which joint allows for inversion and eversion of the foot?

Subtalar joint

Which bone is larger than the fibula?

Tibia

Which joint allows for dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the ankle?

Ankle joint

Which muscle assists in both inversion and plantarflexion of the ankle?

Peroneus longus

Which muscle is responsible for dorsiflexion of the ankle joint?

Tibialis anterior

Which muscle is involved in both eversion and plantarflexion of the ankle joint?

Peroneus longus

Which muscle is responsible for flexion of the distal interphalangeal joint of the toes?

Flexor digitorum brevis

Which muscle is responsible for extension of the metatarsophalangeal joints of the toes?

Extensor digitorum longus

Which muscle is responsible for plantarflexion of the ankle joint?

Gastrocnemius

Which muscle is involved in both inversion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint?

Tibialis anterior

Which muscle is responsible for flexion of the interphalangeal joint of the hallux (big toe)?

Flexor hallucis longus

Which muscle is involved in both eversion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint?

Tibialis posterior

Which muscle is responsible for extension of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the hallux (big toe)?

Extensor hallucis longus

Which joint is responsible for inversion and eversion of the foot?

Subtalar joint

Which ligament provides lateral stability for the ankle?

Calcaneofibular (CFL)

Which muscle is responsible for plantarflexion of the ankle joint?

Gastrocnemius

Which joint allows for dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the ankle?

Ankle joint

Which bone has no muscle attachments?

Talus

Which joint is always accompanied by movement at the subtalar joint?

Transverse (mid) tarsal joint

Which muscle is involved in both eversion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint?

Peroneus longus

Which bone is larger than the fibula?

Tibia

Which bone provides lateral stability to the ankle?

Lateral malleolus

Which muscle is responsible for flexion of the interphalangeal joint of the hallux (big toe)?

Flexor hallucis longus

Which muscle is responsible for dorsiflexion of the ankle joint?

Tibialis anterior

Which muscle is responsible for plantarflexion of the ankle joint?

Gastrocnemius

Which muscle is involved in both inversion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint?

Tibialis anterior

Which muscle is involved in both eversion and plantarflexion of the ankle joint?

Peroneus longus

Which muscle is responsible for flexion of the interphalangeal joint of the hallux (big toe)?

Flexor hallucis longus

Which muscle is responsible for extension of the metatarsophalangeal joints of the toes?

Extensor digitorum longus

Which joint allows for dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the ankle?

Talocrural joint

Which joint allows for inversion and eversion of the foot?

Subtalar joint

Which ligament provides medial stability for the ankle?

Deltoid ligament

Which bone is larger than the fibula?

Tibia

Study Notes

Ankle and Foot Anatomy

  • The ankle joint allows for moderate amounts of dorsiflexion and plantar flexion, coupled with small amounts of inversion and eversion.

Ankle Joint Movement

  • The ankle joint is always accompanied by movement at the subtalar joint.

Ligament Stability

  • The deltoid ligament provides medial stability for the ankle.
  • The lateral collateral ligament provides lateral stability for the ankle.

Bone Structure and Function

  • The talus bone transmits the weight of the body from the tibia to the toes.
  • The fibula bone provides lateral stability to the ankle.
  • The tibia bone is larger than the fibula.

Nerve Anatomy

  • The common peroneal nerve curves around the head of the fibula.

Muscle Function and Action

  • The tibialis posterior muscle assists in both inversion and plantarflexion of the ankle.
  • The tibialis anterior muscle is responsible for dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.
  • The peroneus longus muscle is involved in both eversion and plantarflexion of the ankle joint.
  • The flexor digitorum longus muscle is responsible for flexion of the distal interphalangeal joint of the toes.
  • The extensor digitorum longus muscle is responsible for extension of the metatarsophalangeal joints of the toes.
  • The gastrocnemius muscle is responsible for plantarflexion of the ankle joint.
  • The tibialis anterior muscle is involved in both inversion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.
  • The flexor hallucis longus muscle is responsible for flexion of the interphalangeal joint of the hallux (big toe).
  • The peroneus tertius muscle is involved in both eversion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.
  • The extensor hallucis longus muscle is responsible for extension of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the hallux (big toe).

Joint Movement and Function

  • The subtalar joint allows for inversion and eversion of the foot.
  • The ankle joint allows for dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the ankle.

Test your knowledge of the foot, ankle, shin, and calf with this informative quiz. Learn about the movements of the foot and ankle, functional movements, and the bones of the foot. Challenge yourself and see how well you know this important area of the body.

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