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Although several arthroscopic surgical techniques for the treatment of lateral instability of the ankle have been introduced recently, some concern remains over their procedural complexity, complications, and unclear clinical outcomes. We have simplified the arthroscopic technique of Broström repair with Gould augmentation. This technique requires only two(More)
BACKGROUND There have been several reports showing 20% to 40% failure after nonoperative functional treatment for acute lateral ligament disruption of the ankle. HYPOTHESIS Functional treatment after primary surgical repair has the advantage of decreasing the failure rate in comparison with functional treatment alone. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of(More)
Although several arthroscopic procedures for lateral ligament instability of the ankle have been reported recently, it is difficult to augment the reconstruction by arthroscopically tightening the inferior extensor retinaculum. There is also concern that when using the inferior extensor retinaculum, this is not strictly an anatomical repair since its(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to evaluate the clinical outcome of simultaneous less-invasive ankle arthroscopy and hindfoot endoscopy for combined anterior ankle impingement syndrome (AAIS) and posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) in professional athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 2009 and October 2011, 12 feet of 9 professional(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the evidence-based support for the treatment for chronic ankle instability (CAI) using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques. A systematic comprehensive review of the literature was performed on 4 September 2015 using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane databases and Web of Science along with the two search concepts:(More)
To compare the early result between arthroscopic and traditional open repair of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) with inferior extensor retinaculum (IER) reinforcement for lateral instability of the ankle (LIA). We retrospectively reviewed cases that had been surgically treated for LIA and compared two treatment groups: those treated with an open(More)
To gain a better understanding of the precise anatomy of the lateral ligaments of the ankle through a systematic review of published cadaveric studies in order to improve anatomical minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for treatment of chronic ankle instability (CAI). A systematic review of the literature was performed using the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical utility of three bony tubercles: fibular obscure tubercle, talar obscure tubercle and tuberculum ligamenti calcaneofibularis, to serve as anatomical landmarks for defining the precise location of the origins and insertions of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and calcaneofibular ligament (CFL).(More)