Clinical results of an arthroscopic modified Brostrom operation with and without an internal brace (2016)
Abstract: Background: The concept of utilizing nonabsorbable suture tape fixed directly to bone to augment Brostrom repairs of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) has been proposed. However, no clinical data are currently available regarding the arthroscopic modified Brostrom operation with an internal brace.
Materials and methods: This study involved 85 consecutive patients (22 in the with internal brace group; 63 in the without internal brace group) who could be followed up for >6 months after undergoing an arthroscopic modified Brostrom operation. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) score was administered to assess the functional status. At preoperation and at 24 weeks after surgery, the anterior drawer test was examined clinically.