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2022 Aug

Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo)



Outcomes of a Modified Arthroscopic-assisted Reconstruction Technique for Lateral Ankle Instability.


Sánchez CA, Briceño I, Robledo J
Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo). 2022 Aug; 57(4):577-583.
PMID: 35966426.


 The present study assesses the results of a minimally invasive surgical technique for acute and chronic ankle instability management.  The present case series study retrospectively evaluated 40 patients undergoing arthroscopic-assisted percutaneous ankle ligament reconstruction from 2013 to 2019.  The present study included 17 males and 23 females with an average age of 38.3 years old. Postintervention follow-up using American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle-Hindfoot scores identified improvement of > 30 points in function and pain control. The most frequently occurring associated injuries were osteochondral (35%). No patient required reintervention or had infection during follow-up.  The technique in the present study is easy and achieves satisfactory results for function and pain control. IV.