Anatomic Relationship and Imaging Relevance of the Perforating Branches of the Peroneal Vessels to the Anterior Talofibular Ligament.

@article{Younan2017AnatomicRA,
  title={Anatomic Relationship and Imaging Relevance of the Perforating Branches of the Peroneal Vessels to the Anterior Talofibular Ligament.},
  author={Yara Younan and Matthew Uriell and Walter A. Carpenter and Monica Umpierrez and Aparna Kakarala and Jean Jose and Douglas D. Robertson and Ty K. Subhawong and Adam D. Singer},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          707-714
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients frequently present to the emergency department after ankle injuries, and the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is commonly damaged. Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) can help to make a rapid diagnosis. There is a paucity of literature describing techniques to image the ATFL with US, and the complex ankle anatomy and potential pitfalls make imaging challenging. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to estimate prevalence of perforating branches (PBs) of the peroneal vessels and determine… Expand

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