How many bones are in the ankle versus the number of bones in the wrist?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are eight bones in the wrist and seven bones in the ankle.

Among the bones in the ankle are the fibula and the tibia.  These are the two bones in your lower leg.  They meet at the ankle to form a joint.  Also found there is the talus bone.  Other bones include the calcaneus (heel bone), navicular, cuboid, internal cuneiform, middle cuneiform, and external cuneiform on each side.

The bones of the wrist consist of the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate.  Each wrist has this set of bones.

giorgiana1976 | Student

Carpometacarpal region and phalanges region  are composed of several bones: the 8 carpal bones that provide wrist movement, the 5 metacarpian bones, the two phalanxes of the thumb, the three phalanxes to rest of fingers-a total of 27  bones,on both sides .

In the ankle region, the one side and another, there are 7 tarsus  bones,  5 metatarsals bones, and it ends with 2 phalanxes of the bigger fingers and the rest of 3 phalanxes of the other toes.

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