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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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RINCON CARDOZO, Diego Fernando; CAMACHO CASAS, Jairo Antonio; RINCON CARDOZO, Paula Andrea  and  SAUZA RODRIGUEZ, Natalia. Approach of ankle sprain for the general physician. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2015, vol.47, n.1, pp.85-92. ISSN 0121-0807.

The ankle sprain is one of the most frequent musculoskeletal pathologies for both the athlete and the general population, occurring in 30% of sports injuries, causing considerable loss of time for disability and high cost medical care. The most common injury occurs in the lateral ligament in 85% of cases, 10% compromise syndesmosis and 5% the deltoid ligament. It is classified according to clinical features and physical examination in 3 degrees, this classification is useful to define the type of management and prognosis. Since it is a common condition that leads to disease and disability in cases where it is not identified early, is important to know the diagnosis and classification approach to improve recovery rates and good results.

Keywords : Ankle Injuries; Ankle; Ankle Lateral Ligament (Mesh).

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