The etiology has been debated with two theories proposed: congenital; acquired in early childhood (by age 5) secondary to osseous tarsal coalition Rather than the usual hinge type synovial articulation, the ankle joint forms a ball and socket articulation between the hemispherical talus and congruent concave tibio-fibular articular surfaces. This pain, which was present for about 3-4 months, was localized to the medial side of the ankle. Fourteen patients with this condition were identified retrospectively. Although ball and socket ankle joint has been described before, we have not found any literature describing it in association with stress fracture of the medial malleolus as identified in this patient. If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. A ball and socket ankle (talocrural) joint is a congenital or acquired anatomical variant. The first metatarsophalangeal joint is the joint that connects the big toe to the first metatarsal bone of the forefoot. This usually follows an injury and is painful. Talonavicular synostosis with ball and socket ankle joint was detected via lateral radiographs and 3 DCT scan. There was no history of trauma to the lower limb. The ball portion of the joint consists of the rounded head of the upper arm bone (humerus), and the socket portion is made up of a depression (glenoid) in the shoulder blade.
Both are similarly made, consisting of a ball of bone moving in a socket of bone. Pathology.
The hip is a ball and socket joint that attaches the leg to the torso of the body. Although ball and socket ankle joint has been described before, we have not found any literature describing it in association with stress fracture of the medial malleolus as identified in this patient. A ball and socket ankle joint is a variant affecting the ankle where there is a rounded or spherical configuration to the talar dome with the corresponding concavity of the tibial plafond.
A 16-year-old boy of Austrian origin presented with contracted valgus foot associated with tarsal hypomobility and pain. Ball and socket joints …
Foot & Ankle International 2013 34: 10, 1381-1388 Download Citation. However, ball-and-socket joints allow a greater range of movement along more than one plane.
J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS and Mark S. Myerson, MD.
In the hip joint, the head of the femur (thighbone) swivels within the acetabulum, the socket, made up of pelvic bones. Hinge joints are more stable than ball-and-socket joints, which include the shoulder and hip joints. Talonavicular synostosis with ball and socket ankle joint was detected via lateral radiographs and 3 DCT scan.