Ankle Sprains. Expedient Assessment and Management

Thomas H. Trojian, Douglas McKeag, Warren B. Howe

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Most ankle injuries occur from excessive inversion, but it is important to be able to differentiate a simple inversion sprain from a potentially disabling injury. Expedient diagnosis includes first screening for deformities and then performing specific tests like the anterior drawer and side-to-side test. To optimize assessment, the examiner needs to take advantage of the preswelling period on the sidelines. Physicians can treat most ankle injuries nonoperatively, taking steps to ensure a quick return to play. Fracture signs and treatment are covered in a comprehensive table.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-40
Number of pages12
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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