Syndesmosis Ligament Tenderness Palpation | Syndesmosis Injury

Syndesmosis Ligament Tenderness Palpation | Syndesmosis Injury


In this video I’m going to show you how to palpate the ligaments of the syndesmosis for tenderness Hi, and welcome back to Physiotutors according to a hunt et al. in the year 2013 almost 25% of all ankle sprains Affected the ankle Syndesmosis as the average recovery time is described to be more than four times longer with a Syndesmosis, most injury Compared to an ankle trauma, which doesn’t involve the syndesmosis It’s important to evaluate its integrity according to a study done by Sman et al. in the year 2015 local tenderness of the syndesmosis ligaments upon palpation Was reported with a sensitivity of 92% and a specificity of 29% For this reason this test has a moderate clinical value to excludes syndesmosis injuries But it is not helpful to confirm it to conduct this test first palpate the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament between the tibia and the fibula and Then continue to palpate more proximally for the interosseous ligament and membrane Tenderness on the interosseous membrane is associated with a prolonged recovery time and a more severe injury Then palpate the transverse ligament posteriorly and inferiorly between the tibia and the fibula and Move a little more proximally to palpate the posterior tibial fibula ligament This palpation test is positive if tenderness or pain is reproduced on any of the four anatomical structures Alright this was our video on tenderness palpation of the tibiofibular ligament for syndesmosis injuries if you want to get to know another sensitive test for the syndesmosis Check out our video on the dorsiflexion external rotation stress test at last if you liked this video Please click on the like button subscribe to our channel and check us out on Instagram Facebook Or visit our website physiotutors.com thanks a lot for watching. This was Kai for Physiotutors. I’ll see in the next video. Bye

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