A 42-year-old member asked:
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How serious is a torn anterior talofibular ligament surgery?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Not serious: Assuming no medical issues, .
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Most isolated acute anterior talofibular ligament tears do not require surgery.recurrent ankle sprains w/ chronic ATF ligament insufficiency may require reconstructive surgery which is a 'serious' surgery. See an ORS and discuss the surgery/options.
Jan 5, 2014

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Most likely: Immobilization can be tried but you will most likely be left with chronic pain.
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The lig is essential: Gotta fix it b/c the ankle is destabilized and will continue to turn with ease. Recreating it will stabilize the ankle. Good luck.
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