Inferior tibiofibular joint
|distal tibiofibular articulation|
Capsule of left talocrural articulation (distended). Lateral aspect.
The distal tibiofibular joint (tibiofibular syndesmosis) is formed by the rough, convex surface of the medial side of the distal end of the fibula, and a rough concave surface on the lateral side of the tibia.
Below, to the extent of about 4 mm. these surfaces are smooth, and covered with cartilage, which is continuous with that of the ankle joint.
The ligaments are:
- Anterior ligament of the lateral malleolus
- Posterior ligament of the lateral malleolus
- Interosseous membrane of leg
The inferior transverse ligament of the tibiofibular syndesmosis is included in older versions of Gray's Anatomy, but not in Terminologia Anatomica. However, it still appears in some anatomy textbooks.
- Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology (1998). Terminologia anatomica: international anatomical terminology. Thieme. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-3-13-114361-7. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- A. M. R. Agur; Arthur F. Dalley (2009). Grant's atlas of anatomy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 442–. ISBN 978-0-7817-7055-2. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
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