Acute injuries of the lateral ligaments of the ankle: Comparison of stress radiography and arthrography

Donald Sauser, R. C. Nelson, M. H. Lavine, C. W. Wu

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Abstract

Anterior and inversion stress were applied to the lateral ligaments of the ankle and the findings compared with the arthrograms. Fifty-five patients underwent stress radiography of both ankles and arthrography of the injured ankle within 72 hours of acute injury to the lateral ligaments. Ten patients had normal arthrograms and 45 had evidence of ligamentous injury. Anterior stress measurements could not be correlated with arthrography, and no differentiation between single and double ligament tears could be made. Inversion stress testing was very accurate in predicting ligamentous injury when the angle of inversion was 10°C or greater but achieved this degree of accuracy in only 38.2% of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-657
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume148
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Ankle Lateral Ligament
Arthrography
Radiography
Ankle
Wounds and Injuries
Collateral Ligaments
Ligaments

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Sauser, D., Nelson, R. C., Lavine, M. H., & Wu, C. W. (1983). Acute injuries of the lateral ligaments of the ankle: Comparison of stress radiography and arthrography. Radiology, 148(3), 653-657.

Acute injuries of the lateral ligaments of the ankle : Comparison of stress radiography and arthrography. / Sauser, Donald; Nelson, R. C.; Lavine, M. H.; Wu, C. W.

In: Radiology, Vol. 148, No. 3, 1983, p. 653-657.

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Sauser, D, Nelson, RC, Lavine, MH & Wu, CW 1983, 'Acute injuries of the lateral ligaments of the ankle: Comparison of stress radiography and arthrography', Radiology, vol. 148, no. 3, pp. 653-657.
Sauser, Donald ; Nelson, R. C. ; Lavine, M. H. ; Wu, C. W. / Acute injuries of the lateral ligaments of the ankle : Comparison of stress radiography and arthrography. In: Radiology. 1983 ; Vol. 148, No. 3. pp. 653-657.
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