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Lateral Talocalcaneal Ligament (Left)
Connective Tissue

Lateral Talocalcaneal Ligament (Left)

Ligamentum talocalcaneum laterale

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Structure

The lateral talocalcaneal ligament is a short flat ligament that arises from the lateral process of the talus. It descends inferoposteriorly to reach the lateral surface of the calcaneus.

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Anatomical Relations

The lateral talocalcaneal ligament attaches to the lateral surface of the calcaneus, anterior and superior to the calcaneofibular ligament. The tendons of the fibularis longus and brevis muscles pass over the ligament.

Function

The lateral talocalcaneal ligament stabilizes the subtalar joint.

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