Anterior tibiofibular ligament

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Anterior tibiofibular ligament
The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect
(anterior tibiofibular ligament labeled at center top)
Lateral view of the human ankle
LatinLigamentum tibiofibulare anterius, ligamentum malleoli lateralis anterius
Anatomical terminology

The anterior ligament of the lateral malleolus (anterior tibiofibular ligament or anterior inferior ligament) is a flat, trapezoidal band of fibers, broader below than above, which extends obliquely downward and lateralward between the adjacent margins of the tibia and fibula, on the front aspect of the syndesmosis.

It is in relation, in front, with the fibularis tertius, the aponeurosis of the leg, and the integument; behind, with the interosseous ligament; and lies in contact with the cartilage covering the talus.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 348 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • Anatomy figure: 17:10-03 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament"

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