Management of acute and chronic lateral ligament injuries of the ankle

Orthop Clin North Am. 1994 Jan;25(1):1-16.


Acute and chronic lateral ligament injuries of the ankle represent a common but persistent problem to orthopedic specialists. A comprehensive physical examination and classification system were proposed as an approach to this problem. Guidelines for both conservative and surgical management for acute and chronic injuries are described. A comparison of the most common lateral ligament repairs is provided, with emphasis on the benefits of the so-called anatomic repair.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / classification
  • Ankle Injuries / diagnosis
  • Ankle Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / prevention & control
  • Lateral Ligament, Ankle / injuries*
  • Lateral Ligament, Ankle / surgery
  • Physical Examination / methods
  • Sprains and Strains / diagnosis*
  • Sprains and Strains / rehabilitation