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Palpation of the anterior talofibular ligament

The index finger is laid on the anterior surface of the lateral malleolus. A combined plantar flexion-inversion movement of the ankle makes the lateral process of the talus more prominent. The ligament is felt as a thin, flat and horizontal structure, pressing against the palpating finger.

Ankle

The ankle joint is a remarkable example of the functional interplay between bones, joints, and ligamentous structures, with their protective action upon one another. The ankle joint is maintained by the wedge-shaped talus and its sculptured fit between the tibia and fibula. In the neutral position of the ankle, there are strong osseous (bony) constraints. […]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

SYMPTOMS

A sharp sudden pain in the Achilles tendon during activity, often recognised by the patient and people around as a loud snap, followed by the inability to continue. Often the patient believes somebody has hit them over the calf. It is most common in middle-aged recreational athletes in impact sports such as badminton […]

Peroneus Tendon Rupture

SYMPTOMS

The patient presents with a history of sharp pain over the lateral posterior part of the ankle joint, often mistaken for a sprain. Sometimes the athlete refers to a ‘pop’ when the tendon ruptures or dislocates. Two snaps are typical for dislocationrepositioning.

AETIOLOGY

Peroneus tendon rupture is uncommon in young athletes but can […]

Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are among the most common injuries in sport. ‘Ankle sprain’ (which is a mechanism rather than a diagnosis) is the most common injury in virtually all epidemiological studies. Being the first part of the kinetic chain to withstand the impact of running, twisting, pushing off and landing, the ankle and foot must, within […]