A historical perspective on ankle ligaments reconstructive surgery

Berardo Di Matteo, Vittorio Tarabella, Giuseppe Filardo, Patrizia Tomba, Anna Viganò, Maurilio Marcacci, Stefano Zaffagnini

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Ankle sprains are by far the most common injuries treated by sport medicine physicians. Treatment is mainly conservative, but in some cases surgical intervention is required. The aim of the present manuscript is to give an insight into the origins and developments of ankle ligaments reconstructive surgery, underlining the fundamental steps that marked the transition from a mere conservative approach to surgical treatment options. In this historical note, the most illustrious figures who contributed to this particular field of orthopaedic practice are also acknowledged. Level of evidence V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Dec 30 2015


  • Ankle ligaments
  • Ankle sprain
  • History of surgery
  • Reconstructive techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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