A 44-year-old member asked:
Please tell me what does "complete loss of fiber of the anterior talofibular ligament consistent with a tear" mean?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kassanswered
Podiatry 30 years experience
You ripped up a: Ligament to the front outside part of the ankle. Likely this resulted from a bad ankle sprain or injury. This potentially could cause you pain or ankle instability.
4.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Thomas Inwoodanswered
Podiatry 37 years experience
Fiber: This sounds like the description of an MRI or ct scan describing a complete rupture of that ligament. See your podiatrist for assistance as this may need surgical repair and can cause chronic pain and instability.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 13, 2018
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