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medial ligament of ankle joint


Definition: 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]).

Synonym(s): ligamentum collaterale medialeTA, deltoid ligament, ligamentum deltoideum, ligamentum mediale articulationis talocruralis, medial ligament of talocrural joint, tibial collateral ligament of ankle joint

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