High Ankle Sprain (Syndesmosis Ligament Injury)

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This condition is a sprain of one or more of the ligaments that hold the tibia and fibula together at the ankle. This joint, called the ankle syndesmosis, is made up of ligaments on the front and rear of the ankle, and in the space between the tibia and fibula.

What is a high ankle sprain?

This detailed video describes a high ankle spraine, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include use of a cast, splint or brace, rest, cold compress, elevating the foot, and therapy. Severe cases where the tibia or fibula are displaced may require surgery.