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Anterior Ankle Impingement

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Ankle impingement syndromes are pain syndromes. Anterior ankle impingement is characterized by anterior ankle pain on activity. On investigation, there is recognizable tenderness on palpation at the anteromedial and/or anterolateral joint line. In case of radiological spurs or osteophytes, the diagnosis is anterior bony impingement. The anteromedial impingement view (AMI view) is recommended for detection of anteromedial osteophytes. Arthroscopic treatment with removal of osteophytes provides 83 % good/excellent result at 5–8 years follow-up (grade 0–I lesions). Arthroscopic removal of osteophytes secondary to arthritis (grade II lesions) gives good/excellent in 50 % of the cases.

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van Dijk, C.N. (2014). Anterior Ankle Impingement. In: Ankle Arthroscopy. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35989-7_7

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