Ankle Case 5 History/Physical Exam
History and Physical Exam
The mechanism of injury is ankle Eversion (abduction and external rotation). Force is transmitted through the interosseous membrane and exits through a fibula fracture.
It is crucial to examine the entire leg of patients with a twisting ankle injury because many of these patients will only complain of ankle pain. A complete exam, though, should reveal tenderness over the proximal fibula.