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Medical Term:

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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