Often these injuries are mistaken for lateral ankle injuries like an ATFL or CFL ligament injury.
And this is a big issue…
As the management of syndesmosis injuries and lateral ankle injuries, is completely different!
It’s kind of funny that I have put together a podcast episode, advising new grads about how to not misdiagnose these types of problems…
Because I did exactly the same myself as a new grad!
One of my most memorable *%$@ ups as a newly qualified therapist was missing an ankle syndesmosis injury.
That experience left me wondering and questioning my knowledge and I set about learning everything I could about ankle syndesmosis injuries.
Over the last 10 + years, having managed dozens of these types of injuries, I have learnt more and more, and I hope this podcast helps you to better understand the ankle syndesmosis and especially syndesmosis special tests.
I will detail the ankle syndesmosis special test I used the most often and explain why this should always be the first test you should use if you suspect an ankle syndesmosis injury.
Enjoy the show!
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