Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the left ankle showed an ATFL midsubstance and complete tear (grade 3) and was otherwise normal (Figures 4 and 5).
With the impression of an anterolateral impingement syndrome of the left ankle and an ATFL tear, arthroscopic debridement and a modified Brostrom procedure were done under general anesthesia.
Moreover, 24 patients (41%) were reported to have both ATFL injury and fracture of the fibula.
The American Red Cross has commended ATFL and the Department of State for their humanitarian effort to remove unexploded bomblets in Lebanon.
Click on the following link to view the full text of the ATFL letter about the problem of cluster bomblets in south Lebanon and ATFL's campaign to address the problem:
Last October, Issa and his family, along with 25 other ATFL
members including broadcaster Casey Kasem, visited Lebanon and met with Lebanese President Elias Hrawi, Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, President of the Chamber of Deputies Nabih Berri, Minister of Foreign Affairs Fares Bouez and other dignitaries.
The CFL also forms the floor of the peroneal tendon sheath and is larger and stronger than the ATFL.
The ATFL forms a 47[degrees] angle to the sagittal plane and 25[degrees] angle to the horizontal plane and is the primary restraint against plantar flexion and internal rotation of the foot.
Rory posted: "Total rupture of left ATFL
(ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday.
The ATFL does not insert onto the neck of the talus, which is a common misconception, but is confluent with the anterior capsule of the ankle.
The calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) originates on the anterior border of the distal fibula just below the origin of the ATFL.
We were looking at a total rupture of his left ATFL