Tendons In Ankle
Tendons In Ankle: There are many major ankle tendons & ligaments present. Learn which ones are most susceptible to ankle injury.
Tendons Vs. Ligaments In The Ankle:
- Tendons: are muscular attachments to the bone.
- Ligaments: are the attachments between bone and bone.
There are 5 medial & 3 lateral ankle ligaments:
3 Lateral Ankle Ligaments:
- Anterior talofibular ligament.
- Calcaneofibular ligament
- Posterior talofibular ligament.
5 Medial Ankle Ligaments:
- 1-2) Superficial & deep tibiotalar ligaments.
- 3) Tibiocalcaneal ligament
- 4-5) superficial & deep tibionavicular ligaments.
Lateral Ankle Ligaments:
3 Major Lateral Ankle Ligaments:
1) The Anterior Talofibular Ligament.
- The anterior talofibular ligament is the most commonly damaged ligament in ankle sprains.
- This ligament protects against inversion & plantarflexion.
- If any ligaments are damaged during an inversion ankle sprain, this one is usually included!
2)The Calcaneofibular Ligament.
- This is the second most common ligament damaged in any ankle injury.
- This ligament protects against inversion & dorsiflexion.
- If the calcaneofibular ligament is damaged, then the anterior talofibular ligament is also damaged.
3)The Posterior Talofibular Ligament.
- The posterior talofibular ligament is rarely ruptured.
- Both the calcaneofibular ligament & talofibular ligament will be damaged.
5 Major Medial Ankle Ligaments:
There are 5 medial ankle tendons:
- 1)Superficial tibiotalar ligament.
- 2)Deep tibiotalar ligament.
- 3)Tibiocalcaneal ligament.
- 4)Superficial tibionavicular ligament.
- 5)Deep tibionavicular ligament.
2 Major Tendons In Ankle:
There 2 major lateral ankle tendons:
- This muscle is involved in everting & dorsiflexing the foot.
- This muscle is involved in everting & plantar flexing the foot.
- These ligaments are all frequently involved in a sprained ankle.
- Learn how to treat damage to these ankle tendons & ligaments.