Anterior Talo-Fibular Ligament (ATFL) Injury

MR imaging is excellent for the early detection and assessment of ligaments tears, bone contusions, stress and insufficiency fractures, osteochondral fractures, osteonecrosis, and transient bone marrow edema; for these reasons is considered as the modality of choice for assessment of pathologic conditions of the ankle and foot. But don’t forget the usefulness of dynamic ultrasound. If possible put an ultrasound device near the MRI room and always make a comparison between both imagine modalities.

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T2w (left) – Fast Stir (right) axial Mri scans (0.3 Tesla) of complete rupture of the ATFL

Dynamic Ultrasound scan of the same patient

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