Accessory anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The accessory anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITFL), also known as Bassett's ligament, can be a cause of anterior ankle impingement syndrome. The accessory AITFL is described as a separate thickened distal fascial of the AITFL with a far distal extension on the lateral malleolus. 

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rID: 62342
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bassett ligament
  • Bassett's ligament
  • Accessory AITFL

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