Pathoanatomy of posterior ankle impingement in ballet dancers.

  title={Pathoanatomy of posterior ankle impingement in ballet dancers.},
  author={Jeffrey A Russell and David W. Kruse and Yiannis Koutedakis and Islay M. McEwan and Matthew A. Wyon},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  volume={23 6},
Dance is a high performance athletic activity that leads to great numbers of injuries, particularly in the ankle region. One reason for this is the extreme range of ankle motion required of dancers, especially females in classical ballet where the en pointe and demi-pointe positions are common. These positions of maximal plantar flexion produce excessive force on the posterior ankle and may result in impingement, pain, and disability. Os trigonum and protruding lateral talar process are two… CONTINUE READING

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