Assessing Ankle Injuries From Stretch to Tear
Ankle injuries extend from the common sprain, to the complex arthritis case that could warrant total joint replacement surgery. With respect to the basic sprain, why do we see so many of these injuries in our practices: are our ankles not strong enough, are we wearing the wrong shoes or are we simply more active than we used to be? What are the keys to a good clinical evaluation for these ankle injuries and what can you counsel your patients to anticipate following a more serious ankle injury? Dr. Selene Parekh, foot and ankle surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Durgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, assesses a range of ankle injuries in this conversation with host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill.