The utility of ultrasound in the diagnostic evaluation of the posterior ankle joint

Wojciech Konarski, Tomasz Poboży

Abstract


Sprains are the most common injury of the ankle joint and the most common traumatic injury of the musculoskeletal system. Ultrasound (US) examination of the posterior ankle joint is a challenge for the examiner. This paper focuses on this difficult area and provides guidance on how to effectively perform US examination of the posterior ankle.


Keywords


ultrasound; posterior talofibular ligament; posterior tibiotalar ligament; posterior talocalcaneal ligament; flexor hallucis longus tendon

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu-2873

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