Deltoid ligament of the ankle

The deltoid ligament or medial collateral ligament of the ankle forms the medial part of the ankle joint. It attaches the medial malleolus to multiple tarsal bones. 

Gross anatomy

The ligament is composed of two layers. The superficial layer has variable attachments and crosses two joints while the deep layer has talar attachments and crosses one joint:

See also


Lower limb anatomy
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Section: Anatomy
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Deltoid ligament
  • Deltoid ligament of the ankle
  • Medial collateral ligament of the ankle

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