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A New Snowboard Injury Caused by “FLOW” Bindings

A Complete Deltoid Ligament and Anterior Talofibular Ankle Ligament Rupture

Daniel Haverkamp MD, PhD1, Daniel Hoornenborg MD1, Mario Maas MD, PhD2, and Gino Kerkhoffs MD, PhD1
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  • 1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • | 2 Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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We present a case of a snowboard injury that caused a combination of a complete deltoid and anterior talofibular ligament rupture, without bony or syndesmotic injury. Initial surgical repair for both ligaments was performed. We describe the etiology of this injury to demonstrate the cause and existence of medial and lateral ankle ligament rupture without osseous and syndesmotic involvement and to create awareness of these types of injuries.

Corresponding author: Daniel Haverkamp, MD, PhD, Academic Medical Centre, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, PO Box 22660, NL-1100DD Amsterdam, Netherlands. (E-mail: Daniel@drhaverkamp.com)