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  • trauma
  • However, repeated ankle fracture or a fracture caused by simple, low force trauma can require investigation for osteoporosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease , arthritis, connective tissue disease, or peripheral vascular disease. (medscape.com)
  • Do not put yourself at risk for trauma to the ankle. (restonhospital.com)
  • All patients had a contralateral ankle joint that was pain free, had no radiographic evidence of arthritis, and no history of trauma. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • mortise
  • Perform a standard 3-view radiographic examination (anteroposterior [AP], lateral, and mortise views) of the ankle. (medscape.com)
  • In the mortise view, the foot is rotated approximately 15° internally, allowing better visualization of the ankle mortise. (medscape.com)
  • The use of 3-view (anteroposterior, lateral, and mortise) radiographic evaluation of patients meeting the criteria of the Ottawa ankle rules. (medscape.com)
  • Stability of the ankle mortise relies on the configuration of the osseus structures and the ligaments. (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • symptoms
  • Cross-sectional imaging has a limited secondary role primarily as a tool for preoperative planning and as a problem-solving technique in patients with persistent symptoms and suspected of having occult fractures. (medscape.com)
  • Symptoms such as inability to move toes or entire ankle, deformity of the anklebones, or any numbness of the foot warrant seeking immediate medical attention. (livestrong.com)
  • Evaluating the symptoms of an ankle fracture can determine if that is the issue at hand. (floridaortho.com)
  • Deformity
  • The authors of the study concluded that one should have a high index of suspicion for neuropathic fractures and conditions such as Charcot deformity when managing patients with diabetes and established neuropathy. (podiatrytoday.com)
  • tibial
  • In addition, surgeons described the fracture with greater precision and had greater interclass correlation coefficient values regarding sagittal plane displacement (0.977 versus 0.939) and percentage of involvement of the tibial plafond (0.972 versus 0.775) with an externally rotated lateral projection, as compared with a standard lateral projection. (medscape.com)
  • While other fractures around and including the ankle can occur (such as distal tibial plafond fractures), the term 'ankle fracture' most commonly refers to fracture types in which one or more of either the medial, lateral, or posterior malleolus is broken. (bmj.com)
  • On the other hand, damage to the posterior tibial tendon and/or its retinacula can be associated with ankle fractures [7, (thefreedictionary.com)
  • reduction
  • Following closed reduction of the fracture, the patient's ankle can be placed in a splint until definitive treatment is possible. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • A modified casting technique has been developed, close contact casting, which uses minimal padding compared with traditional casting and achieves fracture reduction by distributing contact pressure by close anatomic fit. (medindia.net)
  • acute
  • Comparison of radiologic and arthroscopic diagnoses of distal tibiofibular syndesmosis disruption in acute ankle fracture. (scielo.org.za)
  • Keith Willett, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S., of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and colleagues randomly assigned 620 adults older than 60 years with acute, unstable ankle fracture to surgery (n = 309) or casting (n = 311). (medindia.net)
  • deltoid ligament
  • Park et al reported stress views with dorsiflexion and external rotation of the ankle best show tears of the deltoid ligament by resultant widening of the medial clear space when measured at 5 mm or more. (medscape.com)
  • malunion
  • Radiologic malunion (abnormal healing of a fracture) was more common in the casting group (15 percent vs 3 percent for surgery). (medindia.net)