Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Superior Tibiofibular Ligaments

We just learned about the Patellar Ligament.

Another set of connective tissue is the Superior Tibiofibular Ligaments.

These are the ligaments up by the knee that connect the tibia (shin bone) to the fibula, the smaller bone in the lower leg.

There are two ligaments that tie the tops of the tibia and fibula together.
They are called the anterior (front) of the head of the fibula, and the posterior (back) of the head of the fibula.
The two bones are right next to each other, and at the top there is some connective tissue almost glueing them together.

(from: wikipedia - superior tibiofibular joint)

(from: wikipedia - posterior ligament of the head of the fibula)

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