Posterior ankle impingement syndrome: A clinical review with reference to horizontal jump athletes

J Rogers, P Dijkstra, P McCourt, D Connell, P Brice, William J Ribbans, B Hamilton

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Posterior ankle impingement syndrome is the term attributed to the clinical disorder characterized by posterior ankle pain that occurs in forced plantar flexion. In this review article, we discuss the anatomy, aetiology, clinical and radiological features of posterior ankle impingement syndrome and consider the conservative and surgical management and the guidelines used for post operative rehabilitation. Finally we provide illustrative cases and review the biomechanical features of this condition in horizontal jump athletes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-579
Number of pages7
JournalActa Orthopaedica Belgica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010



  • PAIS
  • impingement
  • ankle
  • long jump

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