Ankle sprain

Picture of ankle ligaments

An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg are stretched or torn. This picture shows a normal ankle. The ligaments shown in the picture are those that are most commonly sprained.

Last Updated: December 31, 2009

Author: Jeannette Curtis

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

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