Anterior talofibular ligament

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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)
FromTalus bone
ToFibula (lateral malleolus)
LatinLigamentum talofibulare anterius
Anatomical terminology

The anterior talofibular ligament is a ligament in the ankle. It passes from the anterior margin of the fibular malleolus, passing anteromedially to insert at the lateral aspect of the talus at the talar neck , 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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Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 351 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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  • Matsui K, Takao M, Tochigi Y, Ozeki S, Glazebrook M (June 2017). "Anatomy of anterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligament for minimally invasive surgery: a systematic review". Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (Review). 25 (6): 1892–1902. doi:10.1007/s00167-016-4194-y. PMID 27295109. S2CID 25598007.

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