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A 23-year-old male asked:

What does anterior talofabular ligament with a slight indistinctive surface and loss of striation mean on an mri?

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Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
ATFL Mri Question: The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) are the most commonly injured ligaments when a plantar-flexed foot is forcefully inverted. Often your doc will suggest: RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Loss of striations in individuals results from a reduced prominence of fat and is presumed to be caused by prior subclinical injuries. Consult with your doc.
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