Anterior talofibular ligament

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Ligament: Anterior talofibular ligament
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The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at bottom center left)
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Lateral view of the human ankle
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at center right)
LatinLigamentum talofibulare anterius
Gray'sp.351
FromTalus bone
ToFibula (lateral malleolus)
Dorlands/Elsevierl_09/12493255
 
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Ligament: Anterior talofibular ligament
Gray355.png
The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at bottom center left)
Ankle.PNG
Lateral view of the human ankle
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at center right)
LatinLigamentum talofibulare anterius
Gray'sp.351
FromTalus bone
ToFibula (lateral malleolus)
Dorlands/Elsevierl_09/12493255

The anterior talofibular ligament is a ligament in the ankle. It passes from the anterior margin of the fibular malleolus, anteriorly and medially, to the talus bone, 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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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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