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Bifurcate ligament

Other Terms: Bifurcate ligament, Chopart's ligament, Ligamentum bifurcatum, Ligament bifurqué

Parts

Calcaneonavicular ligament Calcaneocuboid ligament

Group

Lower limb joints - Ankle and foot

Description

The bifurcate ligament consists of two parts: The calcaneonavicular ligament is the medial part of the y-shaped bifurcate ligament. The tail of the y-shaped band attaches to the anterior aspect of the superior surface of the calcaneus. This is the medial split of the y-shape that attaches to the dorsomedial surface of the cuboid bone. The calcaneocuboid ligament is the lateral part of the y-shaped bifurcate ligament. The tail of the y-shaped band attaches to the anterior aspect of the superior surface of the calcaneus. This is the lateral split of the y-shape that attaches to the dorsolateral surface of the navicular bone.

Function

Stabilizes the calcaneocuboid joint.

Latin

Ligamentum bifurcatum

French

Ligament bifurqué

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