AJSM 2012

This manuscript was co-written with our foot and ankle team to define the best manner to perform a lateral ankle ligament reconstruction.  In this study, we attempted to define whether a suture anchor at the fibula or talus best restores the native strength of the anterior talofibular ligament.  We found that both a standard Brostrom repair versus a suture anchor repair did not have any significant difference, and that the rehabilitation after the lateral ankle ligament repair is very important to be followed precisely so that the repairs heal sufficiently well for improved patient function.

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