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Tibiofibular Joint (Proximal and Distal)

Tibiofibular Joint (Proximal and Distal)
The superior or proximal tibiofibular joint is a plane synovial joint formed by the head of the fibula and the posterolateral surface of the tibia (see Figure 3.47).

TIBIOFIBULAR JOINT (PROXIMAL AND DISTAL)

The superior or proximal tibiofibular joint is a plane synovial joint formed by the head of the fibula and the posterolateral surface of the tibia (see Figure 3.47). The synovial cavity is often continuous with the knee joint, allowing slight superior and inferior glide and anteroposterior glide and rotation of the fibula.


The tibia and fibula are bound together by the in-terosseous membrane that separates the leg into an-terior and posterior compartments.

The inferior tibiofibular joint is a syndesmosis formed by the articulation of the fibula with the lat-eral aspect of the distal end of the tibia. The joint is reinforced by the anterior and posterior tibiofibular ligaments.


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