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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2015, XXXVIII/226: 233-236

Title: Current concepts in surgical treatment of chronic ankle joint instability 

Authors: Chojecki Ł, Płomiński J, Pawlik J, Pepłoński A, Jeskiewicz M. 

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Current concepts in surgical treatment of chronic ankle joint instability


Chojecki Ł, Płomiński J, Pawlik J, Pepłoński A, Jeskiewicz M.

Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw, Poland, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of National Defense, Department of Orthopaedics

Ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. Initial treatment of choice in acute injury is conservative and is obtained by immobilization. The goal of such treatment is to heal ruptured capsular-ligamentous complex. However, despite the conservative treatment some patients develop chronic ankle instability as a result of injury. In those cases, surgical anatomical and non-anatomical ligamentous reconstruction is advised. Aim of the study was evaluation of the results obtained with various surgical techniques in view of published data. According to most authors, in patients who experienced chronic ankle instability, surgical technique of anatomical repair is preferred. In cases when anatomical repair might not be undertaken due to technical capabilities, anatomical reconstruction using autoor allografts is advised.

Key words: ankle, ankle sprains, chronic ankle instability

Pol Med J, 2015; XXXVIII (226); 233–236