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Calcaneofibular Ligament
Connective Tissue

Calcaneofibular Ligament

Ligamentum calcaneofibulare

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Structure

The lateral collateral ligament of the ankle joint is a complex of strong ligaments found on the lateral aspect of the ankle. It is composed of three distinct parts, including the calcaneofibular and the anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments.

The calcaneofibular ligament arises just anterior to the apex of the lateral malleolus and extends to the lateral surface of the calcaneus.

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Anatomical Relations

The tendons of the fibularis longus and brevis muscles pass over the lateral collateral ligament of the ankle joint.

Function

The lateral collateral ligament of the ankle joint stabilizes the ankle joint by resisting inversion of the foot.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Inversion sprains

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