Calcaneofibular ligament

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Calcaneofibular ligament
The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect. (Label for Calcaneofibular ligament is at bottom left.)
Ankle en.svg
Lateral view of the human ankle
From calcaneus
To fibula (lateral malleolus)
Latin ligamentum calcaneofibulare
TA A03.6.10.011
FMA 44089
Anatomical terminology

The calcaneofibular ligament is a narrow, rounded cord, running from the tip of the lateral malleolus of the fibula downward and slightly backward to a tubercle on the lateral surface of the calcaneus. It is part of the lateral collateral ligament, which opposes the hyperinversion of the subtalar joint, as in a common type of ankle sprain.[1]

It is covered by the tendons of the fibularis longus and brevis muscles.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 351 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AM (2013). Clinically Oriented Anatomy (7th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-1-4511-8447-1. 

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