Ankle Instability: Current Concepts, Diagnosis, and Treatment

JOSEPH R. CASS, BERNARD F. MORREY

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Abstract

Our approach to the problem of ankle sprains and instability is reviewed. After diagnostic evaluation (including stress roentgenography, arthrography, or tenography if necessary), most of our patients are treated either by taping if they have a grade 1 or 2 sprain or by casting if they have a grade 3 disruption. If the injury should progress to chronic instability despite this treatment regimen, which is an unusual occurrence, satisfactory reconstructive procedures are available. Indications for acute primary repair are limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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