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BET 2: Diagnostic value of ultrasound in determining lateral ligament injury of the ankle
  1. Russ Hayes,
  2. Michael Callaghan
  1. Medical and Sports Science Department, Manchester United Football Club Ltd, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Russ Hayes, Medical and Sports Science Department, Manchester United Football Club Ltd, Manchester, UK; production.emj{at}bmjgroup.com

Abstract

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether diagnostic ultrasound can accurately diagnose integrity of the lateral ligament complex in comparison to MRI. Two studies were directly relevant to the question using the described search methodology. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. Despite the utility of ultrasound there is no certainty of its advantage over MRI for injuries of the anterior talofibular ligament.

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  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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