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Benedict F DiGiovanni, George Partal, Judith F Baumhauer
Ankle injuries occur frequently in sports. The lateral ligamentous complex, specifically the anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments, are most commonly injured. In acute lateral ligament injuries, a functional ankle rehabilitation program is the mainstay of treatment. Chronic ankle instability develops in a minority of patients. Surgical procedures are broadly classified into anatomic ligament repairs versus reconstructive tenodeses. Commonly performed techniques include the Brostrom-Gould procedure,the modified Brostrum-Evans procedure, and the Chrisman-Snook procedure...
January 2004: Clinics in Sports Medicine
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