Spring ligament complex

The spring (plantar calcaneonavicular) ligament complex is a group of ligaments that connect the calcaneum and navicular, and support the talus.

The ligaments include:

These ligaments act as the primary static stabilisers of the medial arch of the foot and, together with posterior tibialis tendon (primary dynamic stabilizer), help support normal hindfoot relations. Failure of these stabilisers leads to hindfoot valgus and pes planus (pes planovalgus) 2.

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 5398
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spring ligament
  • Plantar calcaneonavicular ligament complex

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