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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Technical Tuesday Malleoli

Technical Tuesday Malleoli

You have probably noticed the bony bumps on each side of your ankle. You see them every time you put on your ballet slippers, and especially when you cross your pointe shoe ribbons.

These interesting projections are the malleoli. The word malleolus (singular), comes from the Latin and means “small hammer”.

The medial malleolus in on the inner side of ankle at the end of the tibia, and the lateral malleolus is on the outer side of the ankle at the end of the fibula.

Now you know what those bumps are!  

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #:
“The malleoli are the projections at the base of the tibia and fibula bones.”

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