posted April 8, 2008

Lecture to Focus on High-Ankle Sprains

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College will complete its 2007-08 season with a presentation on high-ankle sprains.

Dr. Scott Trumble, an orthopedic surgeon and Hope graduate, will present "Advances in the Management of Syndesmotic Ankle Injuries in Athletes" on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

According to Trumble, syndesmotic, or high-ankle, sprains in athletes are often under-diagnosed and can lead to long-term problems of pain and instability.  He will stress considerations in making an accurate diagnosis, particularly to distinguish the injuries from more common lateral ankle sprains and the goals of treatment.

Trumble, who is a 1990 Hope graduate, practices with OSMC.  Formerly Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, OSMC is a center for comprehensive musculoskeletal diagnosis, surgery and therapy care.  An athletic training student during his undergraduate years at Hope College, Trumble attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency there and went on to complete a foot and ankle fellowship at the highly regarded Portland (Maine) Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center.

Additional information about the Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine may be found online at:

http://www.hope.edu/academic/kinesiology/athtrain/dlssm/index.html

The MaasCenter is located at 264 Columbia Ave., on Columbia at 11th Street.