A prospective study of the treatment of severe tears of the lateral ligament of the ankle

@article{Korkala1987APS,
  title={A prospective study of the treatment of severe tears of the lateral ligament of the ankle},
  author={Olli L. Korkala and M. Rusanen and P. Jokipii and J. Kyt{\"o}maa and Veikko Avikainen},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={1987},
  volume={11},
  pages={13-17}
}
A prospective randomized clinical study was undertaken to compare bandaging, plaster cast immobilisation and operative treatment for recent tears of the lateral ligament of the ankle. The follow-up period was two years. Subjectively, only the fear of giving-way showed a clear difference in favour of operative repair. Objective evaluation, including stress radiographs, demonstrated no statistical differences between the three methods of treatment. Although bandaging appeared somewhat less… CONTINUE READING

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