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interosseous membrane of leg

 

Definition: the dense fibrous layer that connects the interosseous margins of the tibia and fibula, forming the upper portion of the tibiofibular syndesmosis and, with the bones and intermuscular septa, creating anterior and posterior comparments of the leg.

Synonym(s): membrana interossea crurisTA, ligamentum tibiofibulare medium

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