Journal article

Sports ankle injuries Assessment and management

Drew Slimmon, Peter Brukner

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sports ankle injuries present commonly in the general practice setting. The majority of these injuries are inversion and plantar flexion injuries that result in damage to the lateral ligament complex. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review the assessment and management of sports ankle injuries in the general practice setting. DISCUSSION: Assessment of an ankle injury begins with a detailed history to determine the severity, mechanism and velocity of the injury, what happened immediately after and whether there is a past history of inadequately rehabilitated ankle injury. Examination involves assessment of weight bearing, inspection, palpation, movement, and application o..

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