Lateral talocalcaneal ligament

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Ligament: Lateral talocalcaneal ligament
Capsule of left talocrura articulation (distended). Lateral aspect
Talocalcaneal and talocalcaneonavicular articulations exposed from above by removing the talus
Latin Ligamentum talocalcaneum laterale
Gray's p.352
From talus
To Calcaneus
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493237

The lateral talocalcaneal ligament (external calcaneo-astragaloid ligament) is a ligament in the ankle. It is a short, strong fasciculus, passing from the lateral surface of the talus, immediately beneath its fibular facet to the lateral surface of the calcaneus.

It is placed in front of, but on a deeper plane than, the calcaneofibular ligament, with the fibers of which it is parallel.


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.