Distal tibiofibular syndesmosis

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Matthew Jarvis et al.

The tibiofibular syndesmosis is a complex fibrous joint composed of multiple ligaments and a broad fibrous membrane (the interosseous membrane) that spans between the tibia and fibula throughout the length of both bones.

The distal osseous part of this syndesmotic joint includes the following four components:

Related pathology

Approximately 5% (range 1-11%) of all ankle injuries involve the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis, which may lead to chronic instability and pain. 

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 35452
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tibiofibular syndesmosis

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