Author: James Griffiths / Editor: Steve Corry-Bass / Reviewer: Ciaran Mackle / Codes: MuP2, SLO4, TC2, TP7 / Published: 13/11/2022

A 26-year old male patient, usually fit and well, sustained an inversion injury to their right ankle. They describe “going over on it” and hearing a crack.

The patient was unable to continue playing and couldn’t weight bear on assessment.

Swelling and bruising was noted over the anterior talo-fibular ligament (ATFL).

X-rays were undertaken and reported as no acute bony injury. The patient was diagnosed with a ligamentous injury and discharged with crutches, advice regarding rest, ice, compression and analgesia (RICE) and follow-up with the physiotherapy department.

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