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Fractures of the ankle
When the foot is forcefully externally rotated fracture rupture of ligaments of the ankle or fracture of their attachments to bone may occur. If the foot is supinated the lateral structures will break first as they are in tension. If the lateral structures are relaxed because the foot being pronated the medial structures will fail first.
Patients seldom remember the position their foot was in when it was injured. For this reason the Weber classification is more practical.
Type: Reference Material
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Institution: Stellenbosch University
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Added: Wed Aug 05 2009