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External Rotation Injuries

  • William C. Hamilton

Abstract

Although supination-adduction is the most common mechanism producing ankle injury, external rotation of the foot with respect to the lower leg is the most common mechanism resulting in ankle fracture [46,47,54]. Lauge-Hansen described two varieties of external rotation fracture, depending on whether the foot was supinated or pronated at the moment of injury (Fig. 10.1). Supination-external rotation injuries will be discussed in this chapter, and pronation-external rotation injuries will be discussed in Chapter 11.

Fig. 10.1

External rotation injuries. A Supination-external rotation. B Pronation-external rotation.

Keywords

Ankle Fracture Lateral Malleolus Medial Malleolus Deltoid Ligament Distal Fibula 
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