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EXERCISE 2: WHAT STRUCTURE IS THIS?

Exercise 2 Objective: Teach the user to recognize radiographic anatomy correctly on the normal radiographs of the routine evaluation of the cervical spine ankle and foot.

Exercise type: 2: What Structure is This?

Instruction: User will look at the highlighted structure and identify it from a list of five possibilities.

View: Anteroposterior Ankle

What structure is this?

A. tibia

B. fibula

C. medial malleolus

D. lateral malleolus

E. ankle mortise

Question Rationale: The fibula is partly superimposed by the tibia; the fibular (lateral) malleolus extends more inferiorly than the tibial (medial) malleolus.

What structure is this?

A. tibia

B. fibula

C. medial malleolus

D. lateral malleolus

E. ankle mortise

Question Rationale: The tibia can be identified by its malleolus, which does not extend as far distally as the fibular malleolus.

What structure is this?

A. tibia

B. fibula

C. medial malleolus

D. lateral malleolus

E. ankle mortise

Question Rationale: The ankle mortise includes the tibiotalar and talofibular joint spaces.

What structure is this?

A. tibia

B. fibula

C. medial malleolus

D. lateral malleolus

E. ankle mortise

Question Rationale: The medial malleolus, of the tibia, does not extend as far distally as does the lateral malleolus, of the fibula, does.

What structure is this?

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