Foot and Ankle Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals
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Foot and Ankle Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals

Learn about the structure and function of the foot and ankle as well as anatomical and related planes of the body.

Maestro
Updated May 24, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Describe anatomical positions and related planes of the body
  • Define common medical terms related to ankle and foot anatomy
  • Identify anatomical features of the ankle and foot
  • Explain the kinematics of the ankle and foot
  • Recognize common ankle and foot pathologies
  • Recall common orthopedic terms
Course Description

Made up of dozen of bones and joint—and more than a hundred ligaments—the foot and ankle work together to provide support and balance to the body, keeping it moving on all sorts of surfaces.

In this 40-minute course, you'll learn about the structure and function of the foot and ankle as well as anatomical positions and planes, medical terms, anatomical features, and kinematics as they relate to the foot and ankle. The course culminates in a 10-question assessment.