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Is there an ankle ligament reconstruction if somebody has repeated sprains?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes there many it depend on what kind repeated sprain, the cause for that, also you could lose piece of cartilage or bone doing that for you.
Check it out. Thank you.

In brief: Yes
Yes there many it depend on what kind repeated sprain, the cause for that, also you could lose piece of cartilage or bone doing that for you.
Check it out. Thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Many different types of ankle ligament reconstructions have been described over the years.
The most common problem addressed is lateral ankle instability (rolling inwards).A broström procedure where the stretched out or torn ligament is tightened up. If that has failed or there is a general ligament laxity reconstruction using a tendon graft is used to anatomically replace the ligaments involved.

In brief: Yes
Many different types of ankle ligament reconstructions have been described over the years.
The most common problem addressed is lateral ankle instability (rolling inwards).A broström procedure where the stretched out or torn ligament is tightened up. If that has failed or there is a general ligament laxity reconstruction using a tendon graft is used to anatomically replace the ligaments involved.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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In brief: Frequent sprains
If u have repeated sprains the atfl ligament and cfl have stretched beyond holding your ankle in a stable position.
Get MRI to be sure and surgery really can help.

In brief: Frequent sprains
If u have repeated sprains the atfl ligament and cfl have stretched beyond holding your ankle in a stable position.
Get MRI to be sure and surgery really can help.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
In brief: Yes
Repeated ankle sprains can be called "ankle instability" and usually it's the outside ligaments of your ankle that need reconstruction.
The ligaments may not have healed to their original strength, but now are only weak scar tissue that may not suffice for your ankle stability. Consult with your surgeon for a specific procedure after bracing, pt/ot has failed.

In brief: Yes
Repeated ankle sprains can be called "ankle instability" and usually it's the outside ligaments of your ankle that need reconstruction.
The ligaments may not have healed to their original strength, but now are only weak scar tissue that may not suffice for your ankle stability. Consult with your surgeon for a specific procedure after bracing, pt/ot has failed.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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