ALINA MARIA SISU, GHEORGHE NODITI, DAN GRIGORESCU, SORIN FLORESC, JENEL MARIAN PATRASCU, JENEL MARIAN PATRASCU JR., ELENA POP, SORIN LUCIAN BOLINTINEANU THE BENEFITS OF THE PLASTINATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE ANATOMO CLINICAL STUDIES OF ANKLE JOINT LIGAMENTS INJURIES The present research was made by following three directions: dissection and plastination, clinical ankle joint ligament injuries and MRI and CT examination of the cases.191 cases of ankle joint ligament injuries have been studied during two years. They were examined clinically and radiologically, using CT and MRI testing. The classification of ankle sprain was based on the number of injured ligaments. Out of the 191 cases diagnosed with ligament injuries, 92 involved the anterior talofibular ligament, 54 in the calcaneofibular ligament, 40 involved the posterior talofibular ligament and 5 involved the deltoid ligament. First degree sprain involves the injury of the anterior talofibular ligament, the second degree sprain involves the injury of the anterior talofibular ligament and of the calcaneofibular ligament, and the third degree sprain involves the damaging of anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments, as well as the calcaneofibular ligament. In this paper we have diagnosed a number of 39 first degree springs, 12 of second degree springs and 41 of third degree springs. The standard X- ray examinations have a low diagnostic rate of the ankle ligament injuries. Conventional MRI has a higher accuracy in diagnosing ankle joint collateral ligaments lesions.