Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Joints of left ankle and foot

Interior of ankle joint and subtalar joint in relation to deep ligaments, posterior view

Image #203-6

KEYWORDS: Ankle, Bones joints cartilage, Foot and toes, Muscles and tendons.

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Joints of left ankle and foot
Interior of ankle joint and subtalar joint in relation to deep ligaments, posterior view
The joint capsules have been widely opened. All of the major ligaments of the ankle joint and subtalar joint have been kept intact for the purpose of this photograph. In the following views the bones have been separated by transection of the ligaments.
1 . Fibula
2 . Posterior tibiofibular ligament
3 . Upper pointer: Transverse tibiofibular ligament Lower pointer: Lateral malleolar surface trochlea of talus
4 . Talocrural articular capsule (cut edge of capsule traceable as thin ridge of tissue around margin of opened joint cavity)
5 . Lateral malleolus
6 . Posterior talofibular ligament (note massive size and depth of ligament)
7 . Calcaneofibular ligament
8 . Upper pointer: Posterior articular surface of calcaneus for talus Lower pointer: Calcaneus
9 . Upper pointer: Lateral tubercle of posterior talar process Lower pointer: Subtalar articular capsule (posterior talocalcaneal ligament)
10 . Upper pointer: Groove for flexor hallucis longus tendon Lower pointer: Medial tubercle of posterior talar process
11 . Tuberosity of calcaneus
12 . Tibia
13 . Superior surface of trochlea of talus
14 . Malleolar groove (for tibialis posterior muscle)
15 . Medial malleolus
16 . Posterior tibiotalar part of deltoid ligament
17 . Tibiocalcaneal part of deltoid ligament
18 . Medial talocalcaneal ligament (fibers run horizontally)
19 . Groove for flexor hallucis longus tendon
20 . Sustentaculum tali
21 . Tuberosity of navicular bone (tendon of tibialis posterior cut off at attachment)
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