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Ankle Sprain (cont.)

Ankle Sprain Pictures

Picture of medial and lateral malleoli, the "bumps" on either side of the ankle. The medial malleolus is formed by the tibia, while the fibula forms the lateral malleolus..
Picture of medial and lateral malleoli, the "bumps" on either side of the ankle. The medial malleolus is formed by the tibia, while the fibula forms the lateral malleolus. Click to view larger image.

Ankle sprain. Picture of inversion injury of ankle. Note it is turned inward.
Ankle sprain. Picture of inversion injury of ankle. Note it is turned inward. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

REFERENCES:

United States. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. "Sprains and Strains." Apr. 2009. <http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Sprains_Strains/default.asp#strain_k>.

Wolfe, Michael W., Tim L. Uhl, and Leland C. McCluskey. "Management of Ankle Sprains." Am Fam Physician 63.1 Jan. 1, 2001: 93-105.

Young, Craig C. "Ankle Sprain." Medscape.com. June 7, 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1907229-overview#a0156>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014

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