Anterior talofibular ligament
|Anterior talofibular ligament|
The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at bottom center left)
Lateral view of the human ankle
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at center right)
|To||Fibula (lateral malleolus)|
|Latin||Ligamentum talofibulare anterius|
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.
- Anatomy figure: 17:10-04 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Lateral view of the ligaments of the ankle."
- lljoints at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (latanklejoint)
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