Plantar calcaneocuboid ligament

Plantar calcaneocuboid ligament

Ligaments of the sole of the foot, with the tendons of the Peronæus longus, Tibialis posterior and Tibialis anterior muscles. (Plantar calcaneocuboid labeled at center left.)
From calcaneus
To cuboid
Latin ligamentum calcaneocuboideum plantare
TA A03.6.10.518
FMA 44251

Anatomical terminology

The plantar calcaneocuboid ligament (short calcaneocuboid ligament; short plantar ligament) is a ligament on the bottom of the foot that connects the calcaneus to the cuboid bone. It lies deep to the long plantar ligament.


The plantar calcaneocuboid ligament lies nearer to the bones than the long plantar ligament, from which it is separated by a little areolar tissue.

It is a short but wide band of great strength, and extends from the anterior tubercle of calcaneus and the depression in front of it, on the forepart of the plantar surface of the calcaneus, to the plantar surface of the cuboid posterior to the groove for the fibularis longus tendon.

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

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