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Chronicity and the Lateral Ankle Sprain

Chronicity and the Lateral Ankle Sprain

Chronicity and the lateral ankle sprain comes not as a surgical article, neither one about fractures of the ankle which form part of acute trauma. The subject is limited to the lateral ankle sprain and tears. Medial ankle sprains do arise but are generally rarer when compared to the other side of the ankle. When it comes to the anatomy involved, bone, joints, or soft tissue, the chronicity and lateral ankle sprain problems will vary.

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Ankle Fracture v Ankle Sprain

Ankle Fracture v Ankle Sprain

During my 40 year career patients consulted me at various ages, and over various time frames since injury to the ankle. This has always provided me with various ideas on what their problem was.  It seemed, back then, that the so-called common ankle sprain was the most under-treated injury known to mankind.

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Giving advice on-line as a podiatrist

Giving advice on-line as a podiatrist

Giving advice on line as a podiatrist is not something we have ever covered before. Clearly since March 2020, a viral infection, Lockdown and Tiers, we have had to adjust our clinical attitudes. Web based consultations are very much in their ascendancy. By on-line I mean e-mail communication only not to be confused with telemedicine. 

I look at information one might expect, visual material to help guide the clinician and the advice. The following information was fully consented and provides as an example. 

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