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Ankle Injuries PatientPlus

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Description: The ankle is a complex joint that is capable of a wide range of movement: flexion, extension, inversion and eversion as well as a combination of other movements. All this is necessary, not just for locomotion, but to traverse uneven ground. The ankle takes the full weight of the body and, in running and jumping, the forces that are exerted on it are considerable. The most common acute ankle injury is a lateral inversion sprain.

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Added: Mon May 25 2009