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High Ankle Sprain: Different Than Your Average Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries treated by the foot and ankle physician, accounting for approximately 20-40% of all athletic injuries.

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This typically consists of a sprain of one of the three lateral ankle ligaments (Fig – BLUE; below black line): anterior talofibular (ATFL), calcaneofibular (CFL), or posterior talofibular ligament (CFL), each defined by the direction they occur and bones they connect. ATFL sprains occur 70% of the time with ATFL and CFL simultaneous sprains 20% of the time. The PTFL is rarely sprained at less than 5-10% of the time.

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ABOUT PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS

Premier Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic group in Delaware and Chester counties. Premier provides patients with the full spectrum of orthopaedic services; including bone, muscle and joint care. Patients trust our specialists for their experience, expertise and commitment to exceptional patient care.