Ankle sprains

Duron A. Lee, Peter H. Seidenberg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The ankle joint is comprised of three articulations: the talocrural joint, the tibiofibular joint (syndesmosis), and the subtalar (talocalcaneal) joint. There are three major classifications of ligamentous ankle injuries: lateral, medial (deltoid), and syndesmotic (high) ankle sprains. The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is the most commonly injured ligament in lateral ankle sprains. A high ankle sprain is a sprain of the distal syndesmotic ligaments that connect the distal tibia and fibula. PRICEMMMS (Protection, Rest, Ice, Elevation, Medications, Modalities, Mobilization, and Strengthening) is employed during the acute phase of treating ankle sprains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrgent Care Medicine Secrets
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323462150
ISBN (Print)9780323477833
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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