anterior tibiotalar ligament


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Related to anterior tibiotalar ligament: posterior tibiotalar ligament, medial ligament of ankle joint, tibionavicular ligament

anterior tibiotalar part of medial ligament of ankle joint

[TA]
the portion of the medial or deltoid ligament that extends from the medial malleolus to the neck of the talus.
Synonym(s): pars tibiotalaris anterior ligamenti collateralis medialis articulationis talocruralis [TA], anterior talotibial ligament, anterior tibiotalar ligament, anterior tibiotalar part of deltoid ligament, ligamentum mediale, ligamentum talotibiale anterius

anterior tibiotalar ligament

Ligament of the ankle that connects the anteromedial portion of the talus to the anterior portion of the medial malleolus, preventing anterior displacement of the talus within the mortise, esp. when the ankle is plantar flexed. The anterior tibiotalar ligament is categorized as part of the ankle's deltoid ligament complex. See: deltoid ligament
See also: ligament
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