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Calcaneofibular ligament

The ankle (talocrural) joint has two sets of ligaments, namely the medial and lateral collateral ligaments.

The lateral collateral ligament has three discrete subparts:

  • The anterior talofibular ligament
  • The posterior talofibular ligaments
  • The calcaneofibular ligament

The calcaneofibular ligament is a long and thick fibrous cord that connects the calcaneus and fibula. More specifically, it extends from the depression located anterior to the apex of the lateral malleolus of the fibula to the tubercle on the lateral calcaneal surface. This ligament is crossed by the tendons of fibularis (peroneus) longus muscle and fibularis brevis muscle. 

The main function of the calcaneofibular ligament is to stabilize the ankle joint.

Terminology English: Calcaneofibular ligament
Latin
: Ligamentum calcaneofibulare
Definition One of three ligaments that comprise the lateral collateral ligament of the ankle joint.
Function Stabilize the ankle joint.

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