The leg bone's connected to the....
To be more accurate, the tibia and fibula are connected to the foot by way of the talus bone.
Read about this critical bone here.
I personally can't get much further than a few lines before I get queasy...queasy imagining my own healing talus.
Did I mention how lucky I am to have had only one surgery? The surgeon had forewarned us if he went in and the tissue didn't look good he'd have to do the surgery in two parts. The tissue looked good. Shew!!