Lateral collateral ligament of the ankle

Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The lateral collateral ligament (complex) of the ankle is a set of three ligaments that resist inversion of the ankle joint. They are more commonly injured than the medial collateral (deltoid) ligament of the ankle. They run from the lateral malleolus of the fibula to the talus and calcaneus

Gross anatomy

The fan-like arrangement is composed of three ligaments:

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 26954
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lateral collateral ligament complex of the ankle
  • Lateral collateral ankle ligament
  • lateral collateral ankle ligament complex

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