Inferior tibiofibular joint

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distal tibiofibular articulation
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Capsule of left talocrural articulation (distended). Lateral aspect.
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Coronal section through right talocrural and talocalcaneal joints.
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Latin syndesmosis tibiofibularis
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Anatomical terminology

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:

The Inferior transverse ligament of the tibiofibular syndesmosis is included in older versions of Gray's Anatomy, but not in Terminologia Anatomica.[1] However, it still appears in some anatomy textbooks.[2]

It should not be confused with the superior tibiofibular joint, which is the only synovial tibiofibular joint, and is sometimes simply called the "tibiofibular articulation".

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology (1998). Terminologia anatomica: international anatomical terminology. Thieme. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-3-13-114361-7. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  2. ^ 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.