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.
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De Carlo MS and Talbot RW (1986): Evaluation of ankle joint proprioception following injection of the anterior talofibular ligament. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 8: 70-76.
The anterior talofibular ligament is worthy of special note because it is the most commonly injured ankle ligament.
A redesigned inner ATF[R] Strap covers larger area over the Anterior Talofibular Ligament (the ligament most likely to be sprained or strained) for increased lateral support.

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