Fibulotalocalcaneal ligament

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 10 Jul 2022

The fibulotalocalcaneal ligament is part of the deep crural fascia and runs medially from the posteromedial border of the lateral malleolus (anterior malleolar groove) with two sheet-like laminae that insert on the superolateral surface of the calcaneus and the lateral tubercle of the posterior talar process 1-3. The fibulotalocalcaneal ligament is thought to have a role in limiting foot dorsiflexion 1

Clinical importance

  • needs to be at least partially released in hindfoot arthroscopy to allow access to the posterior ankle joint and posterior subtalar joint 1

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