Case ControversiesAnkle Fracture With Syndesmotic Injury: CASE PROFILESaltzman, RobertAuthor Information Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (Saltzman) Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: February 2000 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 113-115 Buy Abstract A twenty-eight-year-old weekend athlete twists his right ankle playing touch football. He is a computer analyst with few requirements for walking during his work day. Upon presentation to the emergency room, examination reveals mild swelling over the lateral ankle without any skin abrasions. The patient has both medial tenderness over the joint line and lateral tenderness over the distal fibula. The initial x-rays (Fig. 1) and postreduction films in a splint (Fig. 2) are shown. How would you manage this patient?FIG. 1: Initial radiographs.FIG. 2: Postreduction radiographs. © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.