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Ankle ligament repair needed what happens during the surgery?

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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: Different options

Most ankle ligament surgery involves either tightening up existing ligaments if they are in satisfactory condition (modified brostrum) or using a portion of a tendon to replace the deficient ligaments (anatomic free tendon reconstruction).
"non anatomic reconstructions" have fallen out of favor.

In brief: Different options

Most ankle ligament surgery involves either tightening up existing ligaments if they are in satisfactory condition (modified brostrum) or using a portion of a tendon to replace the deficient ligaments (anatomic free tendon reconstruction).
"non anatomic reconstructions" have fallen out of favor.
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This depends on what the surgeon has planned based on your case.
This could be simple re-opposition of the torn or lax structures or it could be as complex as rerouting one of your native tendons for recreation of the ligamentous structure or use of a donor tendon/ligament/tissue to recreate them. Talk to your surgeon for more detailed and specific info to your case.

In brief: Depends

This depends on what the surgeon has planned based on your case.
This could be simple re-opposition of the torn or lax structures or it could be as complex as rerouting one of your native tendons for recreation of the ligamentous structure or use of a donor tendon/ligament/tissue to recreate them. Talk to your surgeon for more detailed and specific info to your case.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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