Dorsal cuneocuboid ligament

Fibrous bands connecting the dorsal surfaces of the cuboid are called the dorsal cuneocuboid ligament. This ligament also connects the lateral surfaces of cuneiform bones. The dorsal cuneocuboid ligament stabilizes the top of the cuboid. This is called the dorsal aspect of the cuboid. The tarso-metatarsal ligaments and dorsal cuboideo-navicular ligaments also help to stabilize the cuboid. The dorsal cuneocuboid ligament supports the joints of the foot. Cuboid syndrome and recurrent ankle sprain often result from problems with the dorsal cuneocuboid ligament. In these injuries, the lateral cuneiform is connected to the cuboid bone by the dorsal cuneocuboid ligament. The dorsal cuneocuboid ligament attaches anteriorly, which can become rotated or strained. If the dorsal cuneocuboid ligament becomes lax, injury such as sprains, tears, or snapping are more likely to occur. The ligament appears as a group of fibrous bands. To prevent injury to the dorsal cuneocuboid ligament, exercises can be completed as a part of physical therapy. This may also be done after an injury or surgery to repair the ligament.
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