Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 31 On the Tibia and Fibula

The talus is not exposed to touch before dissection

The epiphysis of the tibia (compare the figures showing the complete structure of bones with the tables showing muscles in the foot) covers the upper surface of the talus [trochlea tali] and its inner side [facies malleolaris medialis] as well, while the fibula occupies the outer side [facies malleolaris lateralis] of the talus with its epiphysis. The anterior surface of the talus [collum tali], exposed to view in a bare structure of bones, is veiled by tendons 34 running to the toes over the top of the foot. So too its posterior surface, no less visible in bare skeletons, is covered by tendons [Tendo calcaneus] inserted in the heel and by some 35 passing this way to the bottom of the foot.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 31 On the Tibia and Fibula