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1

The tibia and fibula are held together by which three structures?

1) superior tibiofibular joint
2) inferior tibiofibular joint
3) interosseous membrane

2

Which ligaments connect the fibular head to the lateral tibial condyle?

1) anterior l. of fibular head
2) posterior l. of fibular head

3

Describe the 4 tibiofibular ligaments.

1) interosseous tibiofibular l. - continuous superiorly with the interosseous membrane
2) anterior tibiofibular l. - strengthens joint anteriorly
3) posterior tibiofibular l. - strengthens joint posteriorly
4) inferior transverse tibiofibular l. - connects malleoli

4

The crural fascia form the anterior and posterior intermuscular septa. It divides the leg into three compartments along with this structure.

Interosseous membrane

5

True or false: Just like the thigh, the leg is divided into 3 compartments; the anterior, posterior, and medial compartments.

False: the leg has a lateral compartment, not a medial one.

6

Describe the 5 retinaculum of the leg, and their relation to the ankle joint.

1) superior extensor retinaculum - anterior,