Relations of the joint:


From medial to lateral :

  • Tendons of tibialis anterior

  • Tendons of extensor hallucis longus

  • Anterior tibial vessels

  • Deep peroneal nerve

  • Tendons of extensor digitorum longus

  • Tendons of peroneus tertius.

The tendo calcaneus, separated from the joint capsule by a pad of fat.


From before backwards,

  • The tendons of tibialis posterior
  • Flexor digitorum longus,
  • Posterior vessels,
  • Tibial nerve,
  • Tendon of flexor hallucis longus.

Try and identify these relations on the illustrations alongside.


The tendons of peroneus longus and brevis.

CHAPTER 11: The Ankle Joint