Is stress radiography necessary in the diagnosis of acute or chronic ankle instability?

@article{Frost1999IsSR,
  title={Is stress radiography necessary in the diagnosis of acute or chronic ankle instability?},
  author={Sara C Frost and A. M. Amendola},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={40-5}
}
BACKGROUND Clinicians often use the talar tilt (TT) and anterior drawer (AD) stress x-rays to diagnose acute or chronic mechanical ankle instability. However, the wide range of TT and AD values in normal and injured ankles makes interpretation of the test results difficult. OBJECTIVE To critically review the literature and determine the accuracy of stress… CONTINUE READING