Diagnosis of lateral ankle ligament injuries. Comparison between talar tilt, MRI and operative findings in 112 athletes.

@article{Gaebler1997DiagnosisOL,
  title={Diagnosis of lateral ankle ligament injuries. Comparison between talar tilt, MRI and operative findings in 112 athletes.},
  author={Christian Gaebler and Chris Kukla and Martin J. Breitenseher and Z J Nellas and Martina Mittlboeck and Siegfried Trattnig and Vilmos V{\'e}csei},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={286-90}
}
We evaluated the reliability of the radiographic talar tilt test by MRI examinations in 112 athletes with injuries to the lateral ligaments of the ankle. 25 athletes with a talar tilt > 15 degrees were treated operatively. Intraoperative findings and the talar tilt test were compared with MR imaging results. Our results suggest that MRI is a reliable method for diagnosing injuries of the lateral ankle ligaments. The talar tilt test cannot evaluate the specific pathology of lateral ankle… CONTINUE READING