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Minimally Invasive Management of Syndesmotic Injuries

  • Stefan BuchmannEmail author
  • Umile Giuseppe Longo
  • Andreas B. Imhoff
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Abstract

Ankle sprains are one of the most common foot injuries, and the severity and degree of these injuries vary greatly.18 Their complexity remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.11 Syndesmotic injuries occur less often in the general and sport populations when compared with lateral ankle sprains, with a reported incidence from 1% to 11% of all ankle injuries.21 They usually require a longer recovery period than lateral ankle sprains.21 Though the injury of the syndesmosis is the most important predictive factor for chronic ankle dysfunction 6 months after ankle sprains,14,19 diagnostic protocols, which include physical examination, radiographs, stress examinations and MRI, do not completely quantify the extent of ligament damage.13

Keywords

External Rotation Ankle Sprain Deltoid Ligament Tibiofibular Ligament Lateral Ankle Sprain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Buchmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Umile Giuseppe Longo
  • Andreas B. Imhoff
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Klinikum Rechts der IsarUniversity of MunichMunichGermany

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