Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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DORSAL

The medial and lateral malleoli are easily palpated.A horizontal line drawn 2 cm proximal to the tip of the lateral malleolus and 1 cm proximal to the tip of the medial malleolus closely delineates the inferior tibial border. During a resisted dorsiflexion, the tendons of the tibialis anterior , the extensor hallucis longus and the extensor digitorum longus are visible. The tendon of the peroneus tertius may be visible as the most lateral tendon running just distally to the sinus tarsi and joining the fifth metatarsal bone.

The pulse of the dorsalis pedis artery can be felt between the tendons of the extensor hallucis longus and the extensor digitorum longus.[n about 5% of the population the artery is very thin or even absent.

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