calcaneofibular ligament


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Related to calcaneofibular ligament: deltoid ligament, Anterior talofibular ligament

cal·ca·ne·o·fib·u·lar lig·a·ment

[TA]
the middle of the three fascicles that form the lateral ligament of the ankle joint, reinforcing the lateral side of the ankle joint and resisting excessive inversion of the foot; the remaining two ligaments of the lateral ligaments are the anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments.
Synonym(s): ligamentum calcaneofibulare [TA]

calcaneofibular ligament

The narrow rounded middle fascicle of the 3-part lateral ankle ligament, which counters excess foot inversion. It courses from the apex of the fibular malleolus inferoposteriorly to a tubercle on the lateral calcaneus. Sprains cause 85% of ankle injuries, of which 85% are inversion injuries involving the lateral ligaments, primarily the anterior talofibular ligament, closely followed by the calcaneofibular ligament.
 
Management
RICE—rest, ice, compression, and elevation—are the mainstays of early management; surgery for grade-III sprains, especially for young professional athletes.

calcaneofibular ligament

Abbreviation: CFL
An extracapsular ligament of the lateral ankle joint. The calcaneofibular ligament originates from the inferior apex of the lateral malleolus and courses at approximately a 133° angle to attach to the calcaneus. It is the primary restraint against talar inversion when the ankle is in its neutral position.
See also: ligament
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5] suggest that ankle bracing enhances the stability of the ankle by increasing the mechanical static restraints of the anterior and posterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments, which limits excessive plantar flexion, inversion and eversion.
The anterior talofibular (ATFL) and calcaneofibular ligaments are clearly identified on axial and coronal images (Figure 22).
In addition, palpation of the anterior tibiofibular ligament also reproduces the dorsal ankle complaint, although no tenderness was present over the anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments.
Studies have described anatomical procedure of using a free plantaris tendon graft for reconstruction of the anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments (Pagenstert et al.