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Don’t forget to look up high! Assessment of ankle syndesmosis injuries

Feature – Adam Johnson

Syndesmosis injuries represent one of the most challenging rehabilitation cases that present within the ankle complex. Early recognition and correct management of these injuries is vital if a positive rehabilitation outcome is to be achieved. This initial article will look to review all elements of the ankle syndesmosis injury, from anatomy and diagnosis to classification of injury.

About the author

Adam Johnson is a Physiotherapist with 13 years of full time experience working within professional football. Throughout this time he has been heavily involved within short, to medium-term rehabilitation cases which has driven an interest in the literature surrounding muscle and ligamentous injuries. Alongside his day-to-day work Adam has also been able to get three articles published in peer-review journals.

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