To The Editor:With great interest, we read the article "Ankle Stress Test for
Predicting the Need for Surgical Fixation of Isolated Fibular Fractures"
(2004;86:2393-8), by Egol et
al., about the use of the ankle stress test for detecting injury of the
deltoid ligament. Assessment of the integrity of the deltoid ligament is of
importance when classifying an isolated fracture of the fibula. In the case of
supination-eversion trauma, it means the difference between an SE-II and an
SE-IV-stage injury and a recommendation for nonoperative and operative