Diagnostic Value of Early Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Acute Lateral Ankle Injury.
We report a retrospective study of 171 consecutive patients with a lateral ankle sprain. All the patients with direct or blunt force trauma were excluded. Within 21 days of injury, 115 (67.25%) patients had undergone magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate for more serious or significant injuries. The average patient age was 44.09 years. Of the 115 patients, 75 (65.23%) had findings noted to be "significant." MRI can serve as a valuable and underused tool in the evaluation of acute lateral ankle injuries. The underuse of MRI might explain the high degree of variability in patients recovering from a lateral ankle sprain.
The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Miller, J., Dunn, K., Ciliberti, L., Eldridge, S., & Reed, L. (2017). Diagnostic Value of Early Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Acute Lateral Ankle Injury.. The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 56 (6), 1143-1146. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2017.05.011