Ankle Sprain

Probably the most common reason to see an orthopedic surgeon in the office visit is for an ankle sprain. Why do they happen, what happens and how can we prevent them? The ankle is a joint made up of 3 bones. The lower part of the tibia (the big bone), the inner part of the fibula (the thin small one) and the talus which is the bone that flexes and extends between the other two. This makes up what is called the mortise of the ankle where bone...