Anterior talofibular ligament

Anterior talofibular ligament

The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at bottom center left)

Lateral view of the human ankle
(anterior talofibular ligament labeled at center right)
From Talus bone
To Fibula (lateral malleolus)
Latin Ligamentum talofibulare anterius
TA A03.6.10.009
FMA 44083

Anatomical terminology

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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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