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Fig. 1

From: Anatomic study of the medial side of the ankle base on the joint capsule: an alternative description of the deltoid and spring ligament

Fig. 1

Outer appearance of the medial joint capsule. a The medial side of the right ankle joint. The courses of the posterior tibialis (PT) and the flexor digitorum longus (FDL) tendons and the neurovascular bundle (NVB) are shown after removing the subcutaneous tissue and the superficial sheath of the tendons. b To expose the outer appearance of the medial joint capsule, the PT and FDL tendons and the NVB were removed. The navicular insertion of the PT (white dotted area) was detached and reflected in the plantar direction. The sheath floors of the PT (white arrows) and FDL (black arrows) tendons are continuously connected with the anterior part of the joint capsule. Dist, distal; Prox, proximal

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