The management of ankle fractures is based on an understanding of their pathogenesis. As stated in the Sermon on the Mount, "By their fruits, ye shall know them" (Matthew 7:20). Thus, from the radiographic appearance, one may determine the mechanism of injury, and from the end result, the adequacy of treatment.
The terms adduction, supination, and inversion will be used synonymously, as will the terms abduction, pronation, and eversion -- except in the Lauge-Hansen classification, in which eversion refers to external rotation.
J South Orthop Assoc. 2000;9(2) © 2000 Southern Medical Association
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