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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
High Ankle Sprain
I took a snapshot of this because you don't see this too often. An "isolated" high ankle sprain of the distal anterior tibiofibular joint. The deltoid, ATF, CF, and PTF ligs, and posterior tibiofibular ligs were spared. The transverse draw tests were negative for aberrant motion, but were minimally painful.
In this scenario the traditional Mulligan style taping for a positional fault of the distal fibula will give you good results; because it also provides good stabilization to the distal anterior tibiofibular joint. I'm expecting this athlete to make a fairly quick recovery.