distal tibiofibular joint

tib·i·o·fib·u·lar syn·des·mo·sis

[TA]
the fibrous union of the tibia and fibula consisting of the interosseous membrane and the anterior, interosseous and posterior tibiofibular ligaments at the distal extremities of the bones.

distal tibiofibular joint

apposition of the distal tibia and fibula permitting a very small amount of medial movement of fibula on tibia; maintained by the interosseous tibiofibula ligament, overlain by anterior and posterior tibiofibular ligaments
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With dorsiflexion of the foot, the distal tibiofibular joint space widens to deepen the ankle mortise to accommodate the wider portion of the trapezoidal talus.
Numerous studies investigating the distal tibiofibular joint exist in the literature, yet there is no consensus regarding the definitive surgical treatment of acute syndesmosis injuries.
The bony architecture and the supporting syndesmotic ligaments stabilize the distal tibiofibular joint.
Sprains without fracture can be further sub-classified into those which are "latent", and thus diastasis appears only with stress radiographs, and those which are "frank", necessitating that widening of the distal tibiofibular joint space be visible with unstressed radiographs.
4,6) In addition to a core ankle examination, there are four orthopedic tests which are able to stress the distal tibiofibular joint and its associated ligaments.
However, the syndesmotic bolt cannot permit a normal range of motion of the distal tibiofibular joint, and tightrope technique lacks the ability of reducing the syndesmotic diastasis.