Biomechanical stability of tape augmentation for anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) repair compared the the native ATFL (2016)

Purpose Current methods of anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) reconstruction fail to restore the stability of the native ATFL. Therefore, augmented anatomic ATFL reconstruction gained popularity in patients with attenuated tissue and additional stress on the lateral ankle ligament complex. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the biomechanical stability of the InternalBrace® (Arthrex Inc., Naples, FL, USA), a tape augmentation designed to aug- ment the traditional Broström procedure.

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