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A 22-year-old female asked:

I've experienced chronic lateral ankle sprains (r&l) over the last five years (sometimes while wearing anklebrace), always following with rice & pt.i'm a high-level athlete, should i consider surgery?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: They brostrom repair has predictable good results.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Google brostrom or modified brostrom this will give you an idea of the surgery. (this is a common surgery to fix this scenerio.).
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Yes: Sx will prevent you from rolling the ankle again unless you have another major trauma. They are done routinely for chronic ankle sprains.
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Last updated Oct 8, 2013

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