MEDIAL ANKLE LIGAMENT SPRAIN (DELTOID LIGAMENT)
ANATOMY
SYMPTOMS


Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that help connect bones together. The deltoid ligament is located and supports the medial side of the joint. It is attached at the medial malleolus of the tibia and connects in four places to the sustentaculum tali of the calcaneus, calcaneonavicular ligament, the navicular tuberosity, and to the medial surface of the talus.

-Initially the ankle is swollen, painful and may turn ecchymotic.

-Ankle swells as extra fluid continues to leak into the tissues over the 24 hours following the sprain.

 

MECHANISM OF INJURY

A sprain results in stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Minor sprains only stretch the ligament. A tear may be either a complete tear of all the strands of the ligament or a partial tear of only some of the strands. The ligament is weakened by the injury; how much it is weakened depends on the degree of the sprain. It is rare for the deltoid ligament to be sprained as the fibula bone tends to prevent the ankle from moving far enough to sprain or over stretch the ligament. A deltoid ligament sprain is often associated with a fracture of the fibula or other bones in the ankle.

Treatment

Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.

RECOMMENDED SWEDE-O PRODUCT

Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjunction with your advised treatment plan, the following Swede-O products may be recommended:

Walking Boot:

Wider footbed provides a more comfortable fit and accommodates a wider variety of patients. Rocker bottom and low profile heel allow for an easier, more natural gait pattern. Deluxe foam liner is both comfortable and durable. Uprights are anatomically contoured for a better fit. Lightweight yet durable construction. Cushioned heel for greater energy absorption. Available in Tall or Short versions.

 

 

 


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Swede-O Ankle Lok with or without side stabilizers:

The Ankle Lok has been proven effective in numerous independent clinical studies. It has been utilized by athletes and patients for over 15 years to help prevent ankle injuries.

 

 

 

 


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Versi-Splint:

The Versi-Splint is a great ankle brace for immediately after an injury. It is designed to provide cold therapy and compression for a recently injured ankle. After the ankle heals, a lace-up or hinged style brace is recommended to help prevent further injury. IMPROVED: Larger gel area for a more all encompassing cold therapy option.

 

 



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ActiveWrap Ankle:

Two soft-gel therapy packs included may be used for hot or cold therapy. Heavy-duty neoprene design allows for complete adjustment of the compression around the injury. The two fully movable soft-gel packs are ideal for pinpoint placement over the injury.

 

 

 



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ActiveWrap Ankle


 

Lateral: of or referring to the side.

Medial Malleolus : the inside ankle bone.

Sustentaculum Tali : upper and forepart of the medial surface of the calcaneus, is a horizontal bulge.

Calcaneus: heel bone.

Calcaneonavicular Ligament: a ligament on the underside of the foot that connects the calcaneous with the navicular bone.

Navicular Tuberosity: a prominence on the navicular.

Ecchymotic: bruise.

 

 
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