Reconstruction of the lateral ligaments of the ankle for chronic lateral instability.

@article{Karlsson1988ReconstructionOT,
  title={Reconstruction of the lateral ligaments of the ankle for chronic lateral instability.},
  author={J. -O. Karlsson and T. Bergsten and Olle Lansinger and L. -L. Peterson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1988},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={581-8}
}
One hundred and seventy-six patients (180 ankles) who had chronic lateral instability of the ankle were treated with transection and imbrication of the anterior talofibular ligament. Sixty-eight of the ankles had reconstruction of the calcaneofibular ligament as well. Of the 176 patients, 148 (152 ankles) were available for follow-up, which ranged from two to twelve years (mean, six years). An excellent or good result was achieved in 132 ankles, all of which had improved mechanical stability as… CONTINUE READING

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