Location

The talofibular ligament is located between the anterior margin of the lateral malleolus (distal fibula) and the neck of the talus

Significance

The talofibular ligament is the most common ankle ligament injured. It is often sprained during an acute ankle inversion. Inspect and palpate the ligament for tenderness, ecchymosis, and swelling to confirm a tear.

Chronic pain localized to the anterior ankle could also be due to synovitis at the junction of the talus, fibula, and tibia.

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