The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) extends from the anteroinferior border of the fibula to the talar neck. Primary restraint to ankle inversion in plantar‑exion. Injury (acute or chronic) can be diagnosed with physical exam, stress X-Rays, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
MRI abnormalities in asymptomatic individuals known in other areas of orthopaedics (shoulder and spine). Purpose of our study: determine the prevalence of ATFL abnormalities found on MRI in asymptomatic individuals. Asymptomatic individuals - those undergoing MRI for pathology unrelated to lateral ankle trauma, instability, or inversion injuries.
Recommended CitationKane, MD, Patrick; Pedowitz, MD, David; Zoga, MD, Adam C C.; and Raikin, MD, Steven M., "Anterior Talofibular Ligament Abnormality on Routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ankle" (2014). Rothman Institute Conference Posters. Paper 4.