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[Compensatory and stabilizing motions of the fibula].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta anatomica
Publication Date
Volume
112
Issue
3
Pages
233–241
Identifiers
PMID: 7102248
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

There are two reasons why the fibula shows longitudinal motions. During dorsiflexion the push of the wedge-shaped trochlea tali causes an upward fibular motion; on the other hand, during weight bearing the contraction of the leg muscles effects a downward fibular motion. The specific level of the fibula results from these two correlating forces. While the upward fibular migration is a passive compensative movement, the downward fibular migration is an active stabilizing movement.

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