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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?

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

Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Ligament Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury 2 a ligament. They give ar joints stability. Grade i is minor, has pain, minimal swelling, & respond 2 rest, ice & elevation. Grd ii r=more pain, swelling respond slower 2 rest, ice, elevate, usually brace. 4-6 wk recovery. Lig has been stretched & may have torn fibers. Grd iii=complete tear some do surg brace/cast 6-8 wks recov. Ii&iii= ...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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Will i need surgery for an anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments tear.?

It depends!: A tear in a ligament can be mild, moderate or severe. The treatment is determined by the amount of damage, other injuries, and if the joint is now unstable. Your doc will discuss your treatment options with you. Make sure you understand all your choices. Take notes, too. Sometimes, taking a trusted person with you to act as a second pair of ears is a good idea, too. Have your questions ready. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Ligament Injuries (Definition)

Ligament injuries run the full spectrum from being sprained to being completely torn. Sprains are routinely graded as 1, 2 or 3. Grade 1 & 2 sprains represent ligaments that are intact, but not functioning normally either by causing pain with use (grade 1), or pain and mild looseness or laxity (grade 2). Grade 3 sprains are complete ...Read more


Dr. Richard Jay
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Ligament Tear (Definition)

Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more