Quantitative MRI analysis of anterior talofibular ligament in lateral chronic ankle instability ankles pre- and postoperatively

Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries during sports activity, with anterior talofibular ligament injury in most cases. After ATFL injury, symptomatic chronic ankle instability may develop in as many as 20 percent to 40 percent of patients even after conservative treatment, associated with a high rate of recurrence. To date, there are various methods to diagnose ATFL injury, including manual anterior drawer test, stress X-ray image, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, arthroscopy.

Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries during sports activity, with anterior talofibular ligament injury in most cases. After ATFL injury, symptomatic chronic ankle instability may develop in as many as 20 percent to 40 percent of patients even after conservative treatment, associated with a high rate of recurrence. To date, there are various methods to diagnose ATFL injury, including manual anterior drawer test, stress X-ray image, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, arthroscopy.

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Quantitative MRI analysis of anterior talofibular ligament in lateral chronic ankle instability ankles pre- and postoperatively