Editor Meir Nyska heads an international group of physicians focusing on the medical issues related to those with unstable ankles. Research into the causes of ankle instability, evaluation and diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, rehabilitation and preventive measures is presented. The book is comprised of 34 chapters divided into three sections dealing with the structure and function of the ankle, acute ankle sprains, and treatment. This book provides a comprehensive approach to dealing with ankle instability problems for different patient populations and provides special consideration for specific "at risk" patients in selected sports and occupations. Key features are: thinking on treatment of unstable ankles, with emphasis on conservative treatment and preventive measures; step-by-step procedural descriptions of four operations and extensive discussion of arthroscopic reconstruction; and thorough discussion of the role of physical therapists and other allied health professionals in the treatment of the unstable ankle, detailing appropriate exercises for different degrees of instability with different aetiologies.