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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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 degrees or greater but achieved this degree of accuracy in only 38.2% of patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sauser, DD; Nelson, RC; Lavine, MH; Wu, CW

Published Date

  • September 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 148 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 653 - 657

PubMed ID

  • 6878679

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.148.3.6878679


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States