Online Course
Ankle Syndesmosis Injuries
Gain insight into the conservative management of high ankle sprains

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Helene Simpson
Course instructor

Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex

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Introduction

The distal tibiofibular syndesmosis is formed by the tibia, fibula, and four ligaments. Syndesmosis sprains tend to occur more frequently than we expect. Understanding the aetiology and pathology can help physiotherapists effectively identify syndesmosis injuries. In this course, Helene Simpson discusses the mechanism of syndesmosis injuries. She also provides an overview of how to manage these injuries in clinical practice and help patients return to daily and sports activities post-injury.

Aims

This course aims to discuss the mechanism of injury and conservative management of syndesmosis injuries.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.7 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the anatomy relevant to a syndesmosis injury
  • describe the pathological process related to a syndesmosis injury
  • explain the diagnostic procedures and special tests used to detect a syndesmosis injury
  • discuss conservative management of syndesmosis injuries
Featured reviews
This course offers practical take-home info and emphasises the importance of getting the biomechanics of the injury from the patient during a subjective examination.
Denzil Witthuhn
Physiotherapist
South Africa