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Anterior Tibiofibular Ligament
Connective Tissue

Anterior Tibiofibular Ligament

Ligamentum tibiofibulare anterius

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Structure

The anterior tibiofibular ligament is one of the three ligaments of the inferior tibiofibular joint, the others include the posterior tibiofibular and the transverse tibiofibular ligaments. It is a flat band of fibrous tissue and is weaker than the posterior tibiofibular ligament.

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Anatomical Relations

The anterior tibiofibular ligament is located on the anterior aspect of the inferior tibiofibular joint.

Function

The anterior tibiofibular ligament, along with the posterior tibiofibular ligament, strengthens the inferior tibiofibular joint and function to maintain its stability (Standring, 2016).

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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