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calcaneofibular ligament


Definition: 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 calcaneofibulareTA

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