In this work, we procede in an organical and brief review about the most commons solutions for the treatment of post-traumatic lateral ankle instability, both acute and chronic. Basic concepts and anatomic and phisiopathological observations are considered in strict correlation respect to clinical signs and symptoms overcome from physical exam. We put a particular emphasys to conservative treatments and rehabilitation procedures. We also tried to expose clearly the indications for an invasive treatment and the criteria to decide the best surgical option in relation to the specific patient and to his activity level. When a surgical approach is necessary, we prefer the Brostrom-Gould capsular repair or the arthroscopic ligamentous shrinkage.
|Translated title of the contribution||The treatment of acute ligamentous ankle injuries|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
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