Lateral collateral ligament of the ankle

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 03 Mar 2020

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:

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Cases and figures

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