Ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool in assessing deltoid ligament injury in supination external rotation fractures of the ankle.

@article{Henari2011UltrasonographyAA,
  title={Ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool in assessing deltoid ligament injury in supination external rotation fractures of the ankle.},
  author={Shwan Henari and Louisa N. Banks and Ingrid Radovanovic and Joseph M. Queally and Seamus F Morris},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={e639-43}
}
The medial deltoid ligament is the primary stabilizing structure in the ankle joint following lateral malleolar fracture. However, medial deltoid ligament ruptures are difficult to diagnose using current imaging modalities. We hypothesized that ultrasonography can be used to accurately allow early clinical assessment of ankle fracture stability, thereby negating the need to perform plain film stress views of the acutely injured ankle. This prospective study included 12 patients (age range, 18… CONTINUE READING