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Palpation of soft tissue

The Achilles tendon is easily visible and palpable.1t inserts at the upper and posterior border of the caleaneus. The plantar aspect of the calcaneus is covered
by a soft heel pad. The tip of the lateral malleolus is level with the lateral jOint line of the talocaleanean joint. Its inferior border extends about 1 em further distally than that of the medial malleolus.

The posterior surface of the lateral malleolus carries a sulcus which contains the tendons of the peronei. The peroneus brevis is against the bone with the tendon of the peroneus longus on top of it. The posterior surface of the medial malleolus also bears a groove in which the tibialis posterior tendon can be palpated (see palpation of medial structures).

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