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March 24, 1951

Injuries to the Ankle

JAMA. 1951;145(12):938. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920300078027

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Books have been written to describe the anatomy, physiology, or diseases of the eye, ear, nose, foot, shoulder and other organs or regions of the human body. This seems to be the first reference book confined entirely to the ankle. According to the author, the ankle is second in importance only to the knee. The emphasis placed on this important articulation is justified.

The book is beautifully written and adequately illustrated. The chapter entitled "Historical Survey" is interesting and informative. The anatomy of the ankle joint is portrayed in several color plates, as well as by the more commonly used line drawings. The mechanism of fractures of the bones that make up the ankle joint is extensively discussed. The technic of making roentgenogram examinations of the ankle is combined with clearly stated descriptions of the diagnostic findings portrayed in roentgenograms. Injuries of the ligaments that support the ankle and the

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