Anterior talofibular ligament

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Anterior talofibular ligament
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The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at bottom center left)
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Lateral view of the human ankle
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at center right)
Details
Latin Ligamentum talofibulare anterius
From
Talus bone
To
Fibula (lateral malleolus)
Identifiers
Gray's p.351
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12493255
TA A03.6.10.009
FMA FMA:44083
Anatomical terminology

The anterior talofibular ligament is a ligament in the ankle. It passes from the anterior margin of the fibular malleolus, anteriorly and medially, to the talus bone, in front of its lateral articular facet. It is one of the lateral ligaments of the ankle and prevents the foot from sliding forward in relation to the shin. It is the most commonly injured ligament in a sprained ankle - from an inversion injury - and will allow a positive anterior drawer test of the ankle if completely torn.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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