anterior talofibular ligament


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an·te·ri·or ta·lo·fib·u·lar lig·a·ment

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the band of fibers that extends from the lateral malleolus to the neck of the talus.

anterior talofibular ligament

A ligament of the ankle that passes from the anterior margin of the lateral (fibular) malleolus, anteriorly and medially, to the talus bone, in front of its lateral articular facet. It is a lateral ankle ligament that prevents the foot from sliding forward in relation to the shin.

anterior talofibular ligament

the ligament on the outside of the ankle joint, which is commonly injured in exercise. Runs from the fibula to the talus, preventing excessive forward movement of the foot relative to the tibia.

anterior talofibular ligament

; ATFL most anterior lateral ankle ligament, extending from anterior inferior fibula to the body and neck of talus; it tenses during ankle plantarflexion (Figure 1)
Figure 1: Lateral collateral ligaments of the ankle. PTFL, posterior talofibular ligament; CFL, calcaneofibular ligament; ATFL, anterior talofibular ligament.
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For example, none of the ankle proprioception studies currently reviewed, adequately tested the anterior talofibular ligaments proprioceptive properties since only limited joint ranges of motion were studied.

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