The management of chronic lateral instability of the ankle remains controversial. In general, the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) must be reconstructed in all patients. Some will also need reconstruction of the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) (or its function) to regain stability of both the ankle and the subtalar joints, and to avoid recurrence of instability. After reconstruction, most authors report good to excellent results in 80% to 85% of patients. We describe the augmented reconstruction technique of ATFL and CFL with a semitendinosus tendon allograft through a peroneal bone tunnel fixed with biodegradable anchors, and advocate this procedure as a safe, effective method to manage lateral ankle instability

Reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligaments with allograft in patients with chronic ankle instability.

Oliva F;MAFFULLI, Nicola
2006

Abstract

The management of chronic lateral instability of the ankle remains controversial. In general, the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) must be reconstructed in all patients. Some will also need reconstruction of the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) (or its function) to regain stability of both the ankle and the subtalar joints, and to avoid recurrence of instability. After reconstruction, most authors report good to excellent results in 80% to 85% of patients. We describe the augmented reconstruction technique of ATFL and CFL with a semitendinosus tendon allograft through a peroneal bone tunnel fixed with biodegradable anchors, and advocate this procedure as a safe, effective method to manage lateral ankle instability
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