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Posterior Tibiofibular Ligament
Connective Tissue

Posterior Tibiofibular Ligament

Ligamentum tibiofibulare posterius

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Structure

The posterior tibiofibular ligament is one of the three ligaments of the inferior tibiofibular joint, the others include the anterior tibiofibular and the transverse tibiofibular ligaments. The posterior tibiofibular ligament is a flat band of fibrous tissue and is stronger than the anterior tibiofibular ligament. It connects the posterior distal tibia to the fibula (Wineski, 2018).

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Anatomical Relations

The posterior tibiofibular ligament is located on the posterior aspect of the inferior tibiofibular joint and the fibular artery passes over it. Distally, the posterior tibiofibular ligament continues as the transverse tibiofibular ligament (Standring, 2016).

Function

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

List of Clinical Correlates

—Posterior tibiofibular ligament tear

References

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

Wineski, L. E. (2018) Snell's Clinical Anatomy by Regions. 10 edn.: Wolters Kluwer Health.

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