Injuries to ligamentous supports of the ankle
Ankle joint is a hinge joint composed of the tibia, fibula, and talus.
Injuries may range from stretching with microscopic damage (grade I...
Time of injury
The presence of a “pop” or “crack”
History of previous trauma
Relevant medical ...
Prevent further injury; avoid weight bearing if painful.
RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
The Ottawa Ankle Rules may decrease the need for radiographs.
Immobilization with an elastic bandage dressing coupled with an air stirrup splint followed by early functional therapy...
Beynnon BD, Renström PA, Haugh L, et al. A prospective, randomized clinical investigation of the treatment of 1st-time ankle sprains. Am J Sports Med. 2006;35:1401–1402.
845.00 Sprain of ankle, unspecified site
845.02 Sprain of calcaneofibular (ligament) of ankle
845.09 Other sprains and strains of ankle
845.03 Sprain of tibiofibular (ligament), distal of ankle
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