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Ankle Fracture eMedicine Sports

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/85224-overview

Description: The ankle joint is the most commonly injured joint in sports. Approximately 70% of basketball players have sprained an ankle, and the likelihood of reinjury is as high as 80%. Lateral ankle sprains account for 90% of all ankle injuries, whereas an ankle fracture occurs only approximately 15% of the time.
Phillip M Steele, MD, John D Kelly IV, MD, Updated 2009

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Steele & Kelly
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Sat Nov 14 2009