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How serious is a torn anterior talofibular ligament surgery?

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In brief: Surgery

Surgery of any kind is to be taken seriously .
Make sure you follow your surgeon's directions to help ensure a good outcome.

In brief: Surgery

Surgery of any kind is to be taken seriously .
Make sure you follow your surgeon's directions to help ensure a good outcome.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not serious

Assuming no medical issues, .

In brief: Not serious

Assuming no medical issues, .
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. David Trettin
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.
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