|Ligament: Medial ligament of talocrural joint|
|Ligaments of the medial aspect of the foot.|
|Latin||ligamentum collaterale mediale articulationis talocruralis, ligamentum deltoideum|
|Gray's||subject #95 350|
|From||Talus bone (tarsal bones)|
|To||medial malleolus of the tibia (crura)|
It consists of two sets of fibers, superficial and deep.
Of the superficial fibers,
- the most anterior (tibionavicular) pass forward to be inserted into the tuberosity of the navicular bone, and immediately behind this they blend with the medial margin of the plantar calcaneonavicular ligament;
- the middle (tibiocalcaneal) descend almost perpendicularly to be inserted into the whole length of the sustentaculum tali of the calcaneus;
- the posterior fibers (posterior tibiotalar) pass backward and lateralward to be attached to the inner side of the talus, and to the prominent tubercle on its posterior surface, medial to the groove for the tendon of the Flexor hallucis longus.
The deep fibers (anterior tibiotalar) are attached, above, to the tip of the medial malleolus, and, below, to the medial surface of the talus.
- deltoid+ligament at eMedicine Dictionary
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