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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The calcaneofibular ligament was palpated with one finger to feel the gapping, if present.
(10) Calcaneofibular ligament tears are second to those of the ATFL and most commonly occur in combination with ATFL injuries; they are rarely seen as isolated injuries.
This occurs in any sport and generally involves a partial or complete tear of the anterior talofibular ligament and/or the calcaneofibular ligament.
The lateral ligaments of the ankle comprise the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL), and the posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL).