Functional treatment includes elastic bandages, functional braces, and compression stockings.

Indications

  • All isolated lateral infrasyndesmotic rupture and avulsion injuries

Contraindications

  • Severe soft-tissue injury or swelling
  • Excessive pain and discomfort

Advantages

  • Full weight bearing (only if combined with a fracture brace) 
  • Early functional recovery 
  • Patient comfort

Disadvantages

  • Only partial weight bearing allowed if not combined with a brace