Accelerated Versus Traditional Rehabilitation After Anterior Talofibular Ligament Reconstruction for Chronic Lateral Instability of the Ankle in Athletes.

@article{Miyamoto2014AcceleratedVT,
  title={Accelerated Versus Traditional Rehabilitation After Anterior Talofibular Ligament Reconstruction for Chronic Lateral Instability of the Ankle in Athletes.},
  author={Wataru Miyamoto and Masato Takao and Kazuaki Yamada and Takashi Matsushita},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={1441-7}
}
BACKGROUND Although several reconstruction procedures for chronic lateral ankle instability using autografts have been reported, all have recommended postoperative immobilization and a nonweightbearing period. HYPOTHESIS Reconstructive surgery with a gracilis autograft using an interference fit anchoring system for chronic lateral ankle instability enables early accelerated rehabilitation and recovery with a return to activity without requiring immobilization. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study… CONTINUE READING
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