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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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.
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.