Postoperative Imaging of the Ankle.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Sep;211(3):496-505. doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.19600. Epub 2018 Jun 27.
Jesse MK1, Hunt KJ2, Strickland C1.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review imaging after commonly encountered surgical interventions of the ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues around the ankle. Intraoperative images, when available, are provided to improve conceptual understanding of these complex procedures.
CONCLUSION: Surgical interventions in the ankle are becoming more prevalent with increasing athletic demands and emerging focus on techniques for prevention of joint injury. Knowledge of the surgical techniques, imaging appearances, and complications in the postoperative ankle is necessary for the accurate diagnosis of postoperative complications and for optimal patient care.