Abstract: Stress radiographs are commonly performed to evaluate lateral ankle ligament stability; however, little agreement exists on the physiologic limits obtained from the anterior drawer and talar tilt stress tests. Published studies have reported the normal range for the anterior drawer test to be 3 to 10 mm and the normal range for the talar tilt test to be 0° to 23° for the uninjured ankle, leading to inconsistent interpretation. The primary objective of the present study was to narrow the threshold for the diagnosis of ankle ligament injury using stress radiographs by refining the values seen in the normal ankle.
Narrowing the Normal Range for Lateral Ankle Ligament Stability with Stress Radiography – Corrected Proof
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