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Ankle With Ligament Tear

Ankle with a ligament tear

An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg are stretched or torn. The ligaments shown in the picture are those that are most commonly sprained.

Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

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