Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : ankle

Morphometry of deltoid ligament

Dr. Mubeena Shaikh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1335-1338

The medial collateral ligament also called as the deltoid ligament is a strong, triangular band, attached to the apex and to the anterior and posterior borders of the medial malleolus. Of its superficial fibres, the anterior also called the tibionavicular, passes forward to the navicular tuberosity, behind they blend with the medial margin of the plantar calcaneonavicular ligament. Intermediate also called the tibiocalcaneal fibres descend almost vertically to the entire length of the sustentaculum tali. Posterior fibres also called the posterior tibiotalar, passes posterolaterally to the medial side of the talus and its medial tubercle. The deep fibres (anterior tibiotalar) pass from the tip of the medial malleolus to the non-articular part of the medial talar surface.
Aims and Objectives: To study the morphometry of Deltoid Ligament.
Materials and Methods: Ten ankle joints were dissected and the measurements were taken.
Results: There is no statistical variation when compared in the sides and sexes.
Conclusion: Further large scale study is needed