Imaging Sports-Related Ankle Injuries

Levine, Benjamin D.; Motamedi, Kambiz; Seeger, Leanne L.

Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181f23977
Extremity Conditions: Section Articles
Abstract

Sports-related ankle injuries are becoming more common as the population becomes more fitness-conscious and younger generations participate in a wider variety of athletics. As imaging technology advances, providing greater anatomic detail and higher sensitivity for pathology, the need for a detailed knowledge of anatomy and accurate imaging diagnosis of ankle injuries is ever more critical. In this article, we review ankle anatomy pertinent to imaging and discuss common sports-related ankle injuries with emphasis on their imaging features.

Author Information

Department of Radiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Address for correspondence: Benjamin D. Levine, M.D., Department of Radiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 165-59, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6952 (E-mail: blevine@mednet.ucla.edu).

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