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Posterior tibiofibular ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum tibiofibulare posterius, Ligament tibiofibulaire postérieur

Parts

Inferior transverse ligament

Group

Lower limb joints - Tibiofibular

Description

This is a thick syndesmotic ligament on the posterior aspect of the distal tibiofibular joint that connects the adjacent surfaces of the bones. It has a deep part referred to as the inferior transverse ligament. This is a yellow elastic ligament that contacts the superior surface of the talus.

Function

Stabilize the distal tibiofibular joint.

Latin

Ligamentum tibiofibulare posterius

French

Ligament tibiofibulaire postérieur

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