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Is a tear of the anterior talofibular ligament bad?

Is a tear of the anterior talofibular ligament bad?

Sprain: This ligament is the most common injured with a routine ankle sprain. Most will heal with rest, or immobilization. More severe injuries may require additional treatment. ...Read more

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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Where is your anterior talofibular ligament?

Where is your anterior talofibular ligament?

See below: It is located on the front side of your foot connecting the bones of the talus with the fibula. ...Read more

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How serious is a torn anterior talofibular ligament surgery?

How serious is a torn anterior talofibular ligament surgery?

Surgery: Surgery of any kind is to be taken seriously . Make sure you follow your surgeon's directions to help ensure a good outcome. ...Read more

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Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Probably not: It would depend on the symptoms. If there is no instability, surgery is probably not needed. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does "complete loss of fiber of the anterior talofibular ligament consistent with a tear" mean?

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. ...Read more

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I ruptured anterior talofibular ligament, what should I do?

I ruptured anterior talofibular ligament, what should I do?

MRI: Was an MRI performed? Is that how the diagnosis was made? Is so, how badly ruptured was it? Partial thickness? Full thickness? I'd need more info to guide you. ...Read more

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Anterior talofibular ligament/tendon injury, what to do?

Anterior talofibular ligament/tendon injury, what to do?

Classic Ankle Sprain: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (r.I.C.E. Therapy) with addition of nsaids if feasible. If no improvement in pain and swelling in several days, seek thorough evaluation by your physician. Radiographs would likely be assessed. ...Read more

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How do I fix an anterior talofibular ligament severe sprain (no tear)?

How do I fix an anterior talofibular ligament severe sprain (no tear)?

Usually no surgery: The vast majority of sprains are treated conservatively with ice, nsaids, and therapy sometimes in grade 3 sprains, if the patient shows instability, one might need a recon- structive procedure to alleviate potential instability. ...Read more

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How can I heal severe anterior talofibular ligament (ankle) pain?

How can I heal severe anterior talofibular ligament (ankle) pain?

Time and rest: Severe ankle sprains sometimes require a period of immobilization at times up to 6-8 weeks. If you are still having significant pain with walking, I would recommend immobilizing the ankle in an ankle brace or fracture boot for 2-4 weeks, possibly 6 weeks depending on how quickly your pain is improving, then aggressive therapy afterwards to strengthen the ankle and regain balance. ...Read more