deltoid ligament

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medial ligament of ankle joint

[TA]
compound ligament consisting of four component ligaments that pass downward from the medial malleolus of the tibia to the tarsal bones: 1) tibionavicular ligament (pars tibionavicularis [NA]), 2) tibiocalcaneal ligament (pars tibiocalcanea [NA]), 3) anterior tibiotalar ligament (pars tibiotalaris anterior [NA]), and 4) posterior tibiotalar ligament (pars tibiotalaris posterior [NA]).

del·toid lig·a·ment

(del'toyd lig'ă-mĕnt)
Compound ligament consisting of four component ligaments that pass downward from the medial malleolus of the tibia to the tarsal bones: 1) tibionavicular ligament (pars tibionavicularis [TA]), 2) tibiocalcaneal ligament (pars tibiocalcanea [TA]), 3) anterior tibiotalar ligament (pars tibiotalaris anterior), and 4) posterior tibiotalar ligament (pars tibiotalaris posterior).
Synonym(s): ligamentum deltoideum.

deltoid ligament

The strong triangular ligament, on the inner side of the ankle, which helps to bind the foot to the leg. A torn deltoid ligament may leave an unstable ankle that ‘goes over’ easily.