Lateral ankle sprains. Graded stress radiography for accurate diagnosis

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Title translated into German:Laterale Sprunggelenkdistorsionen. Stufenweise Belastungs-Radiographie zur genauen Diagnose
Author:Rijke, Arie M.
Published in:The physician and sportsmedicine
Published:19 (1991), 2 , S. 107-118, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0091-3847, 2326-3660
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Identification number:PU199309059774


Lateral ankle sprains occur frequently in sports, and the severity of the sprain may be difficult to diagnose. X-rays should be searched for osteochondral fractures. The extent of ligament injury should be determined at the time of trauma to initiate appropriate treatment. Arthrography can assess the involvement of the individual ligaments in the acute stages, but graded stress radiography can quantitatively and quickly determine the loss of functional support independent of time of injury and can therefore be used to help determine effective treatment. This technique is also suitable for follow-up studies to monitor ligament healing. Verf.-Referat