Abstract: The modified Broström (MB) procedure has long been the mainstay for the treatment of chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI). Recently, suture tape (ST) has emerged as augmentation for this repair. The clinical benefit of such augmentation has yet to be fully established. The purpose of this study was to determine if ST augmentation provides…

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Abstract: Syndesmotic instability is a source of significant pain and disability. Both subtle instability and gross diastasis, whether acute or chronic, require stabilization and may benefit from reconstruction with ligamentous augmentation. The use of nonabsorbable suture-tape has emerged as a promising operative strategy, allowing surgeons to anatomically reconstruct the syndesmosis, in particular the anterior inferior…

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Abstract: The most common injury sustained to the ankle ligaments is a result of inversion of the foot. This mechanism results in injury to the anterior talofibular ligament alone or in conjunction with the calcaneofibular ligament and posterior talofibular ligament. Patients experiencing recurrent ankle sprains despite nonoperative measures often require surgical management. Recent focus has…

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Abstract: Background: Although various minimally invasive procedures for chronic ankle instability are increasingly being used, a question regarding whether these procedures can be a viable alternative of the modified Broström procedure remains controversial. This study was conducted to compare the intermediate-term clinical outcomes between lateral ligaments augmentation using suture-tape and modified Broström repair in a…

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Abstract: Ankle instability is a common problem that often leads to surgery to stabilize the ankle if conservative methods are unsuccessful in returning the patient to full activity. Surgical ankle stabilization, including arthroscopic and open methods, has been performed with overall excellent results reported. Although initial ligament strength after repair is weaker than the native…

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Abstract: Purpose: An increasing role of arthroscopy as the definitive treatment for ankle instability has been reported, and assisted or all-arthroscopic techniques have been developed. However, treatment of chronic ankle instability with poor remnant ligament-tissue quality is still challenging. The aim of this study was to describe the technique and report the results of the…

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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…

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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…

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