Author(s): Wilson AB, Toriello EA, Wilson AB, Toriello EA
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Abstract A 34-year-old woman sustained a closed lateral rotatory dislocation of the ankle without a fracture. Treatment was by closed reduction and cast immobilization for 6 weeks. After removal of the cast, her ankle was stable. Stress radiographs of both the affected and contralateral ankles were normal. One year after injury the patient demonstrated a full, pain-free, stable range of motion. The patient exhibited generalized ligamentous laxity, which may have contributed to her tendency to dislocate the talus within the mortise.
This article was published in J Orthop Trauma
and referenced in Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle