Anterior talofibular ligament injury

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Direct trauma to ankle -1 wk.

Patient Data

Age: 19 yrs
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

Anterior talofibular ligament shows loss of normal echopattern.

A full thickness fluid cleft is noted.

Anterior tibiofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments are intact.

Modality: Photo

'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
Case created: 13th Feb 2015
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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