THE BONES OF THE ANKLE/FOOT: - Quick osteology lesson today from Dr . Salinas ! There are 26 bones in the human foot that form the foundation of the human structure . - The talus in particular articulates with the tibia and fibula , and forms the talocrural joint . This is where plantarflexion and dorsiflexion take place . The talus is an interesting bone , as two-thirds of this bone's surface is covered . . .