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A 37-year-old female asked:

In brostrom procedure for ankle instability/repair atfl. will doc also be able to view/check the ligaments behind/around it as well? or just that atfl

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
ATFL only: The procedure is limited exposure.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: The atfl is the most commom ligament that is torn followed by the calcaneo-fibular ligament . At the time of the brostrom repair the doc can check or actually visualize whether or not the cfl needs to be repaired as well. Pre-op stress tests and or an MRI can give the surgeon a heads up as well. Often arhtroscopy is performed during ligament repair esp if there is pain.

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