Focus onmobility

This website is all about the human musculoskeletal system. It’s full of exciting facts about our bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons and how they all work together in our various body parts. You can also find basic information about various diseases and disorders, as well as additional information such as the contact details of orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists within the Hirslanden Group.

Which region of the body would you like to know more about?

«Feet & ankles»

Did you know that…

  • our feet carry us three to four times around the world over the course of our lifetime. 
  • about one quarter of all bones of the human body are found in the feet.
  • our feet possess about 250,000 sweat glands which release 200 ml of sweat per day. 
26 bones
107 ligaments