Efficacy and Safety of Split Peroneal Tendon Lateral Ankle Stabilization

Naohiro Shibuya, D. Issac Bazán, Andrew M. Evans, Monica R. Agarwal, Daniel C. Jupiter

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Chronic lateral ankle instability is a common condition. Split peroneal tendon lateral ankle stabilization, a modification of the Chrisman-Snook procedure, is biomechanically stable and often used for severe and/or recurrent chronic lateral ankle instability. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this technique. Specifically, the midterm recurrence of instability and postoperative complications, such as stiffness, neurologic pain, and wound healing complications, were evaluated. We evaluated 30 consecutive procedures with a minimal follow-up period of 1 year. The mean follow-up period was 25 ± 13 (median 19, range 13 to 62) months. Five patients (17%) developed recurrent ankle instability, of whom 4 underwent revision surgery. One superficial infection and two wound disruptions developed. Two patients experienced stiffness and eight (27%) surgically induced neurologic complaints, such as sural neuritis. Finally, 2 patients developed complex regional pain syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)812-816
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Broström
  • Chrisman-Snook
  • ankle sprain
  • recurrence
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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