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What is a high ankle sprain?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: involves the t-f lig

The ligaments that attached to the front ; back of the tibia; ; fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise.
Grade 1= moest minor ; grade 3 is a complete tear ; is often surgical.Isurgical . In the illustration they r the ant inf ; post inf t/f ligaments.

In brief: involves the t-f lig

The ligaments that attached to the front ; back of the tibia; ; fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise.
Grade 1= moest minor ; grade 3 is a complete tear ; is often surgical.Isurgical . In the illustration they r the ant inf ; post inf t/f ligaments.
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. David Trettin
Also known as the sydemostic ligaments ( toward the ankle); " high ankles sprains " are common in American football and can be particularly troublesome for a team orthopedist to treat in high- level players; their tendency for re- injury after tx.is higher than your 'typical ' anterior talofiblular ankle sprain...
Dr. Ann Holland
Podiatry

In brief: Fibular fractures

A fracture of the fibula bone on the outside of the leg that is very thin and long and usually gets broken first in an ankle sprain.
It breaks higher up depending on the force and direction of the rotation during injury. It could be close to the knee or above or at/below ankle , usually if at knee-high- is from foot turning outward and / or force on outside leg/ knee.

In brief: Fibular fractures

A fracture of the fibula bone on the outside of the leg that is very thin and long and usually gets broken first in an ankle sprain.
It breaks higher up depending on the force and direction of the rotation during injury. It could be close to the knee or above or at/below ankle , usually if at knee-high- is from foot turning outward and / or force on outside leg/ knee.
Dr. Ann Holland
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Dr. David Trettin
In orthopedic sports medicine " high ankle sprains" are common esp. in football( more common than typical anterolateral ankle sprains). They tend to occur w/ an eversion mechanism and are most common in the distal( toward ankle)syndesmotic ligaments(anterior tibiofibular ligament).At higher levels of play (professional> college > high school) more common.high fibular FXS.w/deltoid=maisoneuve.
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