Anterior talofibular ligament rupture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Acute ankle sprain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

The anterior talofibular ligament is lax, and is discontinuous at its talar insertion. There is increased signal in the calcaneofibular ligament. At the lateral talar dome there is full thickness cartilage loss with underlying bone edema/contusion. 

Case Discussion

Along with the anterior talofibular ligament rupture, there is also partial rupture of the calcaneofibular ligament and an osteochondral injury of the lateral talar dome.

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Case information

rID: 15831
Published: 16th Nov 2011
Last edited: 10th Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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