Acute and Chronic Injuries to the Syndesmosis

Paul J. Switaj, Marco Mendoza, Anish R. Kadakia*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Syndesmotic injuries may occur as an isolated ligamentous disruption or with associated malleolar fractures. It is imperative these injuries be identified and managed properly to prevent any long-term dysfunction and morbidity. There are multiple surgical interventions that can be used for the treatment of acute and chronic syndesmotic injuries. Obtaining and maintaining an anatomic reduction is the key to long-term success when treating syndesmotic injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-677
Number of pages35
JournalClinics in sports medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Chronic syndesmosis
  • Disruption
  • High ankle sprain
  • Syndesmosis
  • Syndesmotic
  • Tibiofibular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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