How To Diagnose Lateral Ankle Injuries

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By Remy Ardizzone, DPM, and Ronald L. Valmassy, DPM

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CE Exam #135
Choose the single best response to each question listed below.
1. Injuries to the lateral collateral ligaments generally heal within:
a) One week
b) One to two weeks
c) Three to four weeks
d) Four to six weeks
e) Eight to 12 weeks
2. Which of the following does not contribute to persistent lateral ankle pain?
a) Osteochondral defect of the talus
b) Neuropraxia of the deep peroneal nerve
c) Tendon sheath tear of the peroneus brevis
d) Tendon sheath tear of the peroneus longus
e) Compensated rigid forefoot valgus
3. Stress testing in the ankle requires a force equivalent to:
a) 5 kPa
b) 10 kPa
c) 15 kPa

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