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posterior tibiofibular ligament


Definition: the fibrous band that horizontally crosses the posterior aspect of the tibiofibular syndesmosis, contributing the posterior “wall” of the “socket” that receives the trochlea of the talus.

Synonym(s): ligamentum tibiofibulare posteriusTA

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