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Doctor insights on: Anterior Talofibular Ligament Repair

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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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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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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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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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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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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)?

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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I tore anterior talofibular ligament and my calcaneofibular ligament. Do I need to get surgery?

Most likely: Immobilization can be tried but you will most likely be left with chronic pain. ...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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Could you please help me with a question regarding anterior talofibular ligament sprain?

See below: It usually occurs from a traumatic injury.
It will usually respond to conservative care and immobilization, but may need surgery. ...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?

See a doctor: This is easily treated by a physician that has been trained in the foot and ankle. This would include podiatrists and foot and ankle orthopedists. Ask for the recommendations of family, friends and you PCP for a great place to get a referral. You can also check out: www. Acfas. Org, www. Apma. Org, and www. Aaos. Org for local providers. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for a 5 month old anterior talofibular ligament injury?

What do doctors do for a 5 month old anterior talofibular ligament injury?

Hmmm: Assuming still painful we would do additional studies and examination to figure out why. Most should have resolved. Possible scar tissue, instability, bone bruise, stress fx, loose body, or cartilage injury. ...Read more

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MRI: partial tear of talar attach site of anterior talofibular ligament after 6mo. Day1 I said felt tear/loose. Now need surgery. Upset. Other option?

MRI: partial tear of talar attach site of anterior talofibular ligament after 6mo. Day1 I said felt tear/loose. Now need surgery. Upset. Other option?

The lig is essential: Gotta fix it b/c the ankle is destabilized and will continue to turn with ease. Recreating it will stabilize the ankle. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a stress fracture in my navicular bone at the end of november and tear in my anterior talofibular ligament and the tear still isn't healed?

6 months = 2 long.: Typically, tears of the anterior talofibular ligament respond very well to non-surgical treatment. An appropriate period in immobility and subsequent physical therapy are usually adequate. If after 6 months, you are still having pain and instability of the ankle, then perhaps it's time for another look to given to the injured ligament and the old injury. ...Read more

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Can anyone translate my diagnosis and possible and treatment options complete tear of the anterior talofibular ligament partial tear of calcaneofibula?

Tear ligaments: Talofibular ligament= ligament that binds together the talus bone with at the ankle with the fibula
calcaneofibula ligament=ligament that binds together the calcaneal bone (heel bone) with the fibula (leg bone); you probably needs to see an orthopedic doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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MRI showed in left ankle chronic full-thickness tear of the anterior talofibular ligament superior bundle. Is surgery required?

MRI showed in left ankle chronic full-thickness tear of the anterior talofibular ligament superior bundle. Is surgery required?

Usually not.: For most lateral ankle ligament injuries, including tears, surgery is not required. Of course, different circumstances call for different treatments. Most respond to immobilization, physical therapy and eventual rehab with some injuries. Consult your physician you considerations about your specific circumstances. ...Read more

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My anterior talofibular ligament is torn. Talonavicular joint is off. Degenerative changes. Happened 10/31/13. still bruises&swells. Is surgery needed?

My anterior talofibular ligament is torn. Talonavicular joint is off. Degenerative changes. Happened 10/31/13. still bruises&swells. Is surgery needed?

Been 1-1/2 yrs. Shou: -ld have been addressed @ the time of injury. Now U would B looking @ a reconstruction, to salvage what U have, & try to stop progression of degenerative disease. C a fellowship trained foot & ankle orthopedic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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My anterior talofibular ligament is torn. Talonavicular joint is off. Degenerative changes in ankle. Occurred 10/31/13. still bruises and swells regularly. Not allowed much physical activity (swimming, walking) is surgery needed? I have a apt with pre-surg

My anterior talofibular ligament is torn. Talonavicular joint is off. Degenerative changes in ankle. Occurred 10/31/13. still bruises and swells regularly. Not allowed much physical activity (swimming, walking) is surgery needed? I have a apt with pre-surg

ATF tear: An MRI should confirm the category of damage...i find they frequently under-estimate the degree of injury...more important is the length of time that has passed and the level of symptoms...it will likely never heal without surgery and that might range from a simple repair to a graft overlay to a complete graft replacement... ...Read more

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I had an ankle sprain 6 months back. It still pains if I standand walk for 5 minutes. The MRI reported torn talocalcanealligament with partial tear of post. Talofibular ligament. Whatshould I do?

See specialist.: It is not common to have tear of those ligaments. Typically if the posterior talofib is torn, the anterior talofib and calcaneaofib also torn. The talocalcaneal lig also hard to tear. This may mean very high level ankle sprain and a foot/ankle specialist is needed. ...Read more