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Acute lateral ankle ligament injuries
  1. Evert Verhagen
  1. Correspondence to Evert Verhagen, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands; e.verhagen{at}

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Approximately 25% of all injuries across all sports are acute lateral ankle ligament injuries. Thus, anyone involved with athlete care will frequently see patients with such an injury. Because they can limit future sports participation, there is a clear need for specific knowledge on the diagnostic workup, treatment and prevention for this type of injury.

In this module you are presented with an amateur volleyball player who has forcefully inverted his ankle. Through a series of four …

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