Syndesmosis injuries

George Tye Liu, Marque A. Allen

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Abstract

Injuries of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis comprise approximately 1-18% of all ankle sprains and are involved in 10% of all ankle fractures.1 A low reported incidence may be due to poor sensitivity in identifying subtle widening of the syndesmosis on radiograph, as these injuries are often unnoticed in the absence of frank diastasis. Though they represent a low percentage of ankle injuries, syndesmotic injury is the single most predictive factor for long-term disability and chronic ankle pain regardless of grade.2 In athletes, syndesmosis injuries significantly increase the time to return to activity compared to lateral ankle sprains and can be a source of significant disability3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages117-129
Number of pages13
Volume9781447141068
ISBN (Print)9781447141068, 1447141059, 9781447141051
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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Ankle Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Ankle
Ankle Joint
Chronic Pain
Athletes
Incidence

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  • Medicine(all)

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Liu, G. T., & Allen, M. A. (2013). Syndesmosis injuries. In Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle (Vol. 9781447141068, pp. 117-129). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4106-8_10

Syndesmosis injuries. / Liu, George Tye; Allen, Marque A.

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Vol. 9781447141068 Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2013. p. 117-129.

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Liu, GT & Allen, MA 2013, Syndesmosis injuries. in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. vol. 9781447141068, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, pp. 117-129. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4106-8_10
Liu GT, Allen MA. Syndesmosis injuries. In Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Vol. 9781447141068. Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2013. p. 117-129 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4106-8_10
Liu, George Tye ; Allen, Marque A. / Syndesmosis injuries. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Vol. 9781447141068 Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2013. pp. 117-129
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