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Acute Anterior Talofibular Ligament Open Type Avulsion Fracture: A Case Report
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2018;22:170-172
Published online December 15, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Foot and Ankle Society

Chan Kang, Gi-Soo Lee, Jung-Kil Lee

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: Gi-Soo Lee
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, 282 Munhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon 35015, Korea
Tel: 82-42-338-2480, Fax: 82-42-338-2482, E-mail:
Received July 4, 2018; Revised October 4, 2018; Accepted October 15, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
An ankle sprain is a relatively common sports-related injury but a severe open ankle sprain (SOAS) is very rare. A 27-year-old female athlete was injured during running and was hospitalized because of an inversed ankle injury with an open wound. She was diagnosed initially with an open-avulsion fracture at the tip of the fibula with an anterior talofibular ligament tear. The patient was finally diagnosed with SOAS from the surgical findings and literature review. SOAS should also be considered if there is a transverse open wound at the time of an ankle injury.
Keywords : Ankle, Ligaments, Open fracture, Severe open ankle sprain

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