anterior ankle impingement

anterior ankle impingement

; ankle bone block talar impingement at the anterior-inferior tibial border, due to hypertrophy of neck of talus (i.e. anterior impingement exostosis), inferior tibial exostoses (medial, causing foot supination; lateral, causing foot pronation at heel strike) borders of the tibia; presents as anterior ankle pain and/or insertional tendo Achilles; treated conservatively by a heel lift, with or without orthoses, or surgically by resection of excess bone
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When this occurs, anterior ankle impingement can result.
The first known description of anterior ankle impingement was actually a one paragraph note about a presentation by L.
They suggested that the orientation of the ligament's fibers, its location, and its susceptibility to trauma and inflammation, especially from excessive plantar flexion, make it a likely contributor to anterior ankle impingement.
The intention of this review article is to elucidate sources of anterior ankle impingement that can occur in dancers.
Anterior ankle impingement may be more prevalent in dancers than previously thought, and awareness of its pathoanatomical etiologies will facilitate the clinical assessment and treatment of these artistic athletes.
Oblique radiograph for the detection of bone spurs in anterior ankle impingement.
Arthroscopic treatment of anterior ankle impingement syndrome in dancers.
Morphology of tibiotalar osteophytes in anterior ankle impingement.
Etiology of the anterior ankle impingement syndrome: a descriptive anatomical study.
The anterior ankle impingement syndrome: diagnostic value of oblique radiographs.
Nihal, A, Rose, DJ, Trepman, E: Arthroscopic treatment of anterior ankle impingement syndrome in dancers.
In the period between 1990 and 1999, 11 elite dancers (12 ankles) had ankle arthroscopy after a diagnosis of anterior ankle impingement that markedly interfered with their dancing.

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