Anterior talofibular ligament repair with suture tape augmentation

Graeme P. Hopper, Daniel M. Benson, William T. Wilson, Ryan B. Rigby, Gordon M. Mackay

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Abstract

The most common injury sustained to the ankle ligaments is a result of inversion of the foot. This mechanism results in injury to the anterior talofibular ligament alone or in conjunction with the calcaneofibular ligament and posterior talofibular ligament. Patients experiencing recurrent ankle sprains despite nonoperative measures often require surgical management. Recent focus has been on augmentation procedures to improve the stability of a lateral ankle ligament repair by protecting it during the healing phase and supporting early mobilization. This article describes, with video illustration, anterior talofibular ligament repair with suture tape augmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1893-e1897
Number of pages5
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • anterior talofibular
  • ligament repair
  • suture
  • tape augmentation
  • ankle ligaments
  • foot
  • calcaneofibular ligament
  • posterior talofibular ligament
  • ankle sprain

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