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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2021 ) > List of Articles

Symposium: Complex Injuries Around The Ankle

Pathomechanics of Syndesmotic Injuries

Pilar Martínez de Albornoz, Manuel Monteagudo

Keywords : Ankle fractures, Biomechanics, Foot and ankle, Syndesmosis

Citation Information : de Albornoz PM, Monteagudo M. Pathomechanics of Syndesmotic Injuries. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021; 8 (4):162-167.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1194

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Syndesmotic injuries have gained interest in recent years since they are present in 13% of ankle fractures and up to 20% of ankle sprains. The clinical suspicion of these injuries should lead the surgeon to ask for 3D-computed tomography images to avoid misdiagnosed injuries that may change management planning. The concept of dynamic joint stabilization is important, and overall knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics of a healthy and pathological syndesmosis will provide an objective starting point to improve diagnosis, mechanical repair, and rehabilitation. This review highlights basic and advanced biomechanical concepts, an update of the scientific evidence, and laboratory results with clinical outcomes for a better comprehension of treatment options.

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