Revision 3 for 'Distal tibiofibular syndesmosis'

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Tibiofibular syndesmosis

The tibiofibular syndesmosis is a complex fibrous joint composed of multiple ligaments and a broad fibrous membrane that span between the tibia and fibula throughout the length of both bones. The distal osseous part of this syndesmotic joint includes the  the following four components: the distal anterior tibiofibular ligament (ATIFL), distal posterior tibiofibular ligament (PTIFL), transverse ligament and interosseous ligament.

Pathology

Up to 11% of all ankle injuries (1-11%) involve injury to the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis, which may lead to chronic instability and pain. 

 

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