Ankle Joint

  • Paul Harwood
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


Diagnostic aspiration in suspected septic arthritis and crystal arthropathy. Diagnostic injection of local anesthetic may be helpful in determining the source of pain where multiple joints in the ankle and hindfoot are affected by arthritis. Degenerative or inflammatory arthritis of the ankle joint that has failed to respond to conservative measures and for suspected infection.


Ankle Joint Neurovascular Bundle Lateral Recess Multiple Joint Distal Fibula 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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