Syndesmotic injuries are commonly known as high ankle sprains. High ankle sprains comprise up to 12% of all ankle sprains, but have also been shown to make up 25% of ankle sprains in collision sports. Syndesmotic injuries are difficult to diagnose accurately and are associated with a less predictable outcome and a prolonged recovery.
Dr Kent recently published an important article on syndesmotic injuries in the highly regarded international journal - Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology & Arthroscopy (KSSTA).
Kent S, Yeo G, Marsland D, Randell M, Forster B, Lutz M, Okano S. Delayed stabilisation of dynamically unstable syndesmotic injuries results in worse functional outcomes. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc DOI 10.1007/s00167-020-05962-1