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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2017;34(1):146-148.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2017.34.1.146    Published online June 30, 2017.
Medial malleolar fracture associated with deltoid ligament rupture following ankle pronation injury
Chan Ho Park, Jae Woo Park, Chul Hyun Park, Sang Jin Park
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. ospark@ynu.ac.kr
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract
Concurrent injury of medial malleolus and deltoid ligament is difficult to occur considering the injury mechanism. When the concurrent injury comes about, the deltoid ligament injury could be missed and it may lead to medial ankle instability. There are few reported cases of the concurrent injury and domestic case of concurrent failure of both structures over the medial side has been reported just once; however, the injury mechanism is different from this case. The authors report a case of medial malleolus fracture with deltoid ligament rupture following pronation injury with a review of necessity of repairing deltoid ligament for ankle stability.
Key Words: Medial malleolus, Deltoid ligament, Pronation injury
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