posterior tibiotalar ligament


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Related to posterior tibiotalar ligament: deltoid ligament, ligamentum deltoideum, tibionavicular ligament

tibiotalar part of medial ligament of ankle joint

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

posterior tibiotalar ligament

A ligament of the ankle that connects the posteromedial portion of the talus to the posterior portion of the medial malleolus, preventing posterior displacement of the talus within the mortise, esp. when the ankle is dorsiflexed. The posterior tibiotalar ligament is categorized as part of the deltoid ligament complex of the ankle. See: deltoid ligament
See also: ligament
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