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MRI showed in left ankle chronic full-thickness tear of the anterior talofibular ligament superior bundle. Is surgery required?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Usually not.

For most lateral ankle ligament injuries, including tears, surgery is not required.
Of course, different circumstances call for different treatments. Most respond to immobilization, physical therapy and eventual rehab with some injuries. Consult your physician you considerations about your specific circumstances.

In brief: Usually not.

For most lateral ankle ligament injuries, including tears, surgery is not required.
Of course, different circumstances call for different treatments. Most respond to immobilization, physical therapy and eventual rehab with some injuries. Consult your physician you considerations about your specific circumstances.
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