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Ankle ligament reconstruction surgery

What is ankle ligament reconstruction surgery?

Ankle ligament reconstruction surgery is used to treat lateral ankle instability and sprains. The objective is to prevent the ankle from giving way and stabilising it.

Frequently, this procedure is performed once other non-surgical treatments, including physiotherapy, have proved ineffective.

What does ankle ligament reconstruction surgery involve?

It will usually be done as a day case procedure under a general anaesthetic. Your consultant may conduct an initial arthroscopic examination of the ligament, prior to making a bigger incision close to the ligament. It may be that the existing ligament can be repaired using stitches. Alternatively, the repair may require strengthening using support from other tissues, or a tendon may be used to take the place of torn ligaments.

Ligament reconstruction surgery

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