Anterior talofibular ligament injury

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Ankle twist injury: 3 wks.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Site of pain: lateral ankle region, shows complete tear of anterior talofibular ligament.

Tibiofibular and calcanofibular ligament of symptomatic side are intact.

Comparison with contralateral side done for anterior talofibular ligament; which was intact and normal.

Mild effusion is noted in anterior recess of ankle joint.

Bare talus due to tear of ligament.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest anterior talo-fibular ligament disruption.

Surgery was done. Mid substance tear was present along with anterior capsular tear.

Intraoperative photo courtesy: operating surgeon Dr Ritesh Patel.

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Case information

rID: 36565
Published: 30th Apr 2015
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
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