Lateral talocalcaneal ligament

Lateral talocalcaneal ligament

Capsule of left talocrura articulation (distended). Lateral aspect

Talocalcaneal and talocalcaneonavicular articulations exposed from above by removing the talus
From talus
To Calcaneus
Latin Ligamentum talocalcaneum laterale
TA A03.6.10.102
FMA 44284

Anatomical terminology

The lateral talocalcaneal ligament (external calcaneo-astragaloid ligament) is a ligament in the ankle. It is a short, strong fasciculus, passing from the lateral surface of the talus, immediately beneath its fibular facet to the lateral surface of the calcaneus.

It is placed in front of, but on a deeper plane than, the calcaneofibular ligament, with the fibers of which it is parallel.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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