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The morphology and prevalence of the deltoid complex ligament of the ankle

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dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T10:31:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T10:31:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1938-7636 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10967
dc.description.abstract The deltoid ligament is a complex structure of the tibiotalar joint that limits the translation and tilting of the talus. It is often associated with injuries of the ankle joint. The deltoid complex ligament has 2 layers; one superficial with 4 bands and the other deep with 2 bands. Nevertheless, the prevalence and size of its components are reported with some variability in the literature. The aim of this meta-analysis is to generate weighted values of the prevalence, size, and attachment surface areas of its components. Eight studies met the inclusion criteria with a total of 142 ankle specimens. The analyses demonstrate that the most consistent component is the deep posterior tibiotalar (100%), followed by the tibiospring (≈94%), the tibionavicular (≈90%), and the tibiocalcaneal (85%). The superficial posterior ligament and the deep anterior tibiotalar ligament were the least prevalent (≈80% and ≈63%, respectively). The longest ligament was found to be the tibionavicular ligament and the shortest band was the deep posterior tibiotalar ligament. The tibionavicular ligament was the thinnest of all deltoid complex ligament components. This study yielded more accurate data on the frequency and size of its components. The possible absence of a component, particularly of the superficial layer, might compromise joint stability in acute ankle injuries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The morphology and prevalence of the deltoid complex ligament of the ankle en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a meta-analysis of cadaveric studies en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Foot & Ankle Specialist en_US
dc.journal.volume 10 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 55-62 en_US
dc.keywords Deltoid ligament en_US
dc.keywords Anatomy en_US
dc.keywords Tibiotalar joint en_US
dc.keywords Meta-analysis en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/1938640016675409 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K. (2017). The Morphology and Prevalence of the Deltoid Complex Ligament of the Ankle: A Meta-analysis of Cadaveric Studies. Foot & ankle specialist, 10(1), 55-62. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1938640016675409 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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