Joints of left ankle and foot

Ligaments of ankle and foot, medial view

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Joints of left ankle and foot
Ligaments of ankle and foot, medial view
The tendons of the peroneus longus and tibialis posterior muscles have been cut off at their insertions (1, 3, 7) to permit the deeper-lying ligaments to be brought to view. The groove marking the course of the peroneus longus tendon across the plantar part of the foot can be readily traced in the specimen (13). Facets on the calcaneus and cuboid bone are visible along the path occupied by this tendon.
1 . Upper pointer: Anterior tibiotalar ligament Lower pointer: Tibionavicular ligament (part of deltoid ligament)
2 . Tibiocalcaneal ligament (part of deltoid ligament)
3 . Posterior tibiotalar ligament (part of deltoid ligament)
4 . Subtalar articular capsule
5 . Groove for flexor hallucis longus muscle
6 . Tendo calcaneus
7 . Plantar aponeurosis
8 . Medial process of tuberosity of calcaneus
9 . Sustentaculum tali
10 . Plantar calcaneonavicular ligament (spring ligament)
11 . Calcaneocuboid plantar ligament
12 . Long plantar ligament
13 . Groove for peroneus longus tendon
14 . Plantar cuneonavicular ligament
15 . Tibia (pointer indicates remnant of superior extensor retinaculum)
16 . Medial malleolus
17 . Talocrural articular capsule
18 . Talonavicular ligament
19 . Tuberosity of navicular bone
20 . Dorsal cuneonavicular ligament
21 . Tibialis anterior muscle (tendon of insertion)
22 . 1st tarsometatarsal articular capsule
23 . metatarsal bone