Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

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This procedure is performed to correct chronic ankle instability that has not responded to treatment such as physical therapy. Ankle instability occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the Bröstrom-Gould technique, is ideal for athletes who need to retain full range of motion.

What is lateral ankle ligament reconstruction?

This detailed video explains the entire process of lateral ankle ligament reconstruction, including preparation, incision, and repairing stretched or torn ligaments. If a ligament was stretched but not torn, it is cut and shortened, then the two ends are sutured together. If a ligament is torn but still attached to the fibula, the ends are repaired and sewn together.