Low Ankle Sprain: Pathomechanics and Clinical Findings

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Low Ankle Sprain: Pathomechanics and Clinical Findings



Grading Ligament Sprains

l: Minimal ligament disruption, mild swelling & tenderness, no laxity.

II: Incomplete tear of the ligament substance leading to detectable joint laxity. Moderate pain, swelling and tenderness.

Ill: Complete tear of the ligament substance leading to gross laxity. Severe pain, swelling, tenderness and ecchymosis.

Notes:

 • The ATFL is the most commonly injured ligament in ankle sprains. With stronger forces the CFL is also injured (uncommonly injured on its own)

 • PTFL is rarely injured

 • Osteophytes, loose bodies and subchondral sclerosis



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