The distal tibiofibular syndesmosis is a joint that connects the tibia and fibula bones in the lower leg just above the ankle joint. The syndesmosis is a fibrous joint that is made up of ligaments that hold the tibia and fibula bones together.
Symptoms of a distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury may include:
Treatment for a distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury may include:
Recovery time for a distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury can vary depending on the severity of the injury and the individual's overall health. It can take several weeks to several months for the joint to heal completely, and physical therapy may be necessary to restore full ankle function. It's essential to follow the healthcare professional's instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and prevent complications.