Anatomic Dissection Of The Sprained Ankle

If you ever sprained your ankle, twisted it or turned in an awkward way we encourage you to understand its anatomy. Most of the time it means that  you have stretched and possibly torn the ligaments in your ankle and you have no clue how it looks like from inside.



A nice posterior view of the ankle showing:

Posterior intermalleolar ligament and bundles indicated with arrows.

  1.  fibula
  2.  tibia
  3. lateral talar process
  4. dorsal surface of the calcaneus
  5. posterior talofibular ligament
  6. superficial component of the posterior tibiofibular ligament
  7.  transverse ligament or deep component of the posterior tibiofibular ligament
  8. flexor hallucis longus tendon with its retinaculum
  9. flexor digitorum longus tendon
  10. tibialis posterior tendon
  11. medial talar process
  12. calcaneofibular ligament
  13. peroneus brevis tendon
  14. peroneus longus tendon
  15. subtalar joint
  16. calcaneal tendon