Broken ankle

Synonyms in a broader sense

Ankle fracture, lateral ankle fracture, broken ankle

Fracture of the outer ankle

The most common accident-related disease of the ankle joint is the fracture of the outer ankle, often in combination with a fracture of the shin (tibia -> Volkmann triangle).
You can find extensive information on this topic under the lateral malleolus fracture.

Medical: Articulatio talocruralis
English: talocalcanean joint

Also read:

  • Ankle joint
  • Outer ankle fracture
Ankle disorders

Ligament tear / stretched ligament

The most common accident-related disease of the ankle joint (ankle joint) is Torn ligament / Ligament stretch of the outer ankle. The transition from a stretch to a crack is fluid.
In most cases it is something called a Supination trauma of the outer ankle. The typical mechanism of an accident is twisting over the outer edge of the foot.
The anterior fibulotalar ligament is particularly often affected.

Further information on this topic is available at:

  • Torn ligament
  • Ligament stretch

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Hip osteoarthritis / knee osteoarthritis

The ankle joint stands like the knee joint and hip joint under the load (body weight) of the entire body.
Due to the high pressure load, cartilage wear and tear (arthrosis of the ankle) occurs in the course of life.
Ankle arthrosis, however, is much rarer than, for example, one Knee osteoarthritis (Gonarthrosis) or a Hip osteoarthritis (Coxarthrosis).
Footballers suffer from ankle osteoarthritis more than average due to the sport-specific stress.

Read more on the topic Cartilage damage in the ankle

Osteochondrosis dissecans

A rare disease is that Osteochondrosis dissecans (OD). This is a regional bone death of unknown cause.
In most cases the medial talus roll (inside of the talus) is affected. A triggering accident event may be missing.

Illustration of the upper ankle joint of the right foot (from the side and from the rear)

I - Upper ankle
(Joint line green) -
Articulatio talocruralis

  1. Shin -
  2. Fibula -
  3. Ankle bone -
  4. Heel bone -
  5. Achilles tendon -
    Tendo calcaneus
  6. Fibula-calcaneus tape -
    Calcaneofibular ligament
  7. Hint. Shin-fibula
    Ligament (rear syndesmosis ligament)
    Posterior tibiofibular ligament
  8. Front Fibula ankle ligament -
    Ligamentum fibulotalare anterius
  9. Delta band -
    Deltoid ligament

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