High Ankle Sprains Video

By Kevin M. Kaplan, MD

High Ankle Sprains Video Defined by JOI in this Video

Watch this High Ankle Sprains VIDEO by Dr. Kevin Kaplan.  Dr. Kaplan is an orthopaedic surgeon at the JOI San Marco location.

What is a High Ankle Sprain? 

The definition of a high ankle sprain, there is damage to the syndesmosis. A syndesmosis is a set of ligaments that lies between the tibia and fibula that is above the ankle joint. This particular joint holds the tibia and fibula together. Naturally, when an individual is walking the fibula and the tibia want to separate due to the forces acting upon the bones.

The syndesmosis functions as a shock absorber between the tibia and fibula and inhibit the bones from splaying. When walking the syndesmosis joint is exposed to strong forces and even more, aggressive force is being applied when a person is running and cutting.

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JOI Rehab Can Help with High Ankle Sprain

JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast FL who specialize in orthopedic rehab.  They have an experienced group of clinicians who treat these injuries every day, including a high ankle sprain. We provide a complete range of care with excellent outcomes. Our certified athletic trainers can certainly get you back to your previous sport as well.

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