Anterior talofibular ligament injury

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Direct trauma to ankle -1 wk.

Patient Data

Age: 19 yrs
Gender: Male

Anterior talofibular ligament shows loss of normal echopattern.

A full thickness fluid cleft is noted.

Anterior tibiofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments are intact.

'Bare' talus is seen due to torn ligament.

Case Discussion

Findings of complete tear of anterior talofibular ligament.

Intra-operative finding -  Torn ligament at fibular attachment. 

Intraoperative photograph provided by operating surgeon Dr Ritesh Patel.

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Case information

rID: 34291
Published: 13th Feb 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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