Anterior Talofibular Ligament Ruptures, part 1

Abstract: Background: The concept of utilizing nonabsorbable suture tape fixed directly to bone to augment Brostro ̈ m repairs of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) has been proposed. No biomechanical studies of this technique are available.
Hypothesis: We hypothesized that suture tape augmentation alone and Brostro ̈ m repair with suture tape augmentation would have similar biomechanical properties to the intact ATFL at time zero in a cadaveric model

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