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Henry Gray (1825–1861).  Anatomy of the Human Body.  1918.

The Inferior Transverse Ligament.—The inferior transverse ligament lies in front of the posterior ligament, and is a strong, thick band, of yellowish fibers which passes transversely across the back of the joint, from the lateral malleolus to the posterior border of the articular surface of the tibia, almost as far as its malleolar process. This ligament projects below the margin of the bones, and forms part of the articulating surface for the talus.

The Interosseous Ligament.—The interosseous ligament consists of numerous short, strong, fibrous bands, which pass between the contiguous rough surfaces of the tibia and fibula, and constitute the chief bond of union between the bones. It is continuous, above, with the interosseous membrane (Fig. 356).

Synovial Membrane.—The synovial membrane associated with the small arthrodial part of this joint is continuous with that of the ankle-joint.
7d. Talocrural Articulation or Ankle-joint

FIG. 354– Ligaments of the medial aspect of the foot. (Quain.) (See enlarged image)

(Articulatio Talocruralis; Tibiotarsal Articulation)

The ankle-joint is a ginglymus, or hinge-joint. The structures entering into its formation are the lower end of the tibia and its malleolus, the malleolus of the fibula, and the transverse ligament, which together form a mortise for the reception of the upper convex surface of the talus and its medial and lateral facets. The bones are connected by the following ligaments:
The Articular Capsule.
The Anterior Talofibular.
The Deltoid.
The Posterior Talofibular.
The Calcaneofibular.


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