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Syndesmosis Injuries

Anatomy & Pathology

The syndesmosis of the ankle is a joint that is created between the tibia and fibula.  There are several ligaments that hold these bones together and these ligaments are at risk for damage during a traumatic injury to the ankle.  They can also be present when there are ankle fractures.

Symptoms
  • Pain at anterior ankle
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Risk Factors
  • Trauma
  • Fall
  • Sporting activities that involve twisting