Practical Syndesmosis Anatomy in the Setting of Ankle Fractures

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The syndesmosis is the distal articulation of the tibia and fibula. Its stability is determined by its bone architecture and ligamentous contributions. The syndesmosis has an important role for normal function of the ankle, and disruption of the syndesmosis from ankle fractures can have functional implications. In this article, the anatomy and biomechanics of the syndesmosis are reviewed.

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