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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Current as ofNovember 29, 2017

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