Minimally invasive allograft lateral ankle ligament reconstruction

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Chronic lateral ankle ligament laxity can be associated with symptoms related to ankle instability and impaired ankle function and may contribute to accelerating posttraumatic degeneration in the ankle joint. Attenuation or failure of previously repaired ligaments in case of recurrent laxity requires augmentation with autograft or allograft as local tissue is frequently of insufficient quality. Furthermore, failed surgical repair may be associated with previous surgical scars and compromised local skin and subcutaneous tissues. Minimally invasive reconstruction of lateral ankle ligaments is an attractive option that avoids long exposures and scars and the risks for wound or flap failure, especially in patients with previous scars or poor soft tissues. Availability of interference screws precludes the need for making bone tunnels to secure the graft to bone and makes the percutaneous and minimally invasive reconstruction feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Lateral ankle ligament
  • allograft
  • ankle sprain
  • anterior talofibular ligament
  • calcaneo fibular ligament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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