MRI in acute ligamentous injuries of the ankle

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Ilenia Martella
Emanuele Azzali
Gianluca Milanese
Francesco Emanuele Praticò
Margherita Ruggirello
Vincenzo Trunfio
Raffaele Parziale
Michele Corrado
Giovanni Della Casa
Raffaella Capasso
Massimo De Filippo

Keywords

MRI, acute ligamentus injuries, ankle

Abstract

Ankle sprains are the most common lower limb injuries and affect more frequently young athletes; imaging is needed for an accurate diagnosis of such traumatic injuries. The purpose of this review is to analyse the magnetic resonance (MR) findings of both normal and pathological ankle’s ligaments; indeed, MRI is the gold standard for the diagnosis of acute traumatic injuries and is useful for differentiation of the causes of ankle instability as well as for pre-operative planning 

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