• Users Online: 902
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-91

Percutaneous anatomical reconstruction of the lateral ligament of the ankle using semitendinosus autograft


1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, El-Minia University, El-Minia, Egypt
2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Othman
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, El-Minia University, 38th El-Moaalemat St., El-Minia
Egypt
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-1148.145300

Rights and Permissions

Background Injury to the lateral ligaments of the ankle is one of the most common sports-related injuries. Although these injures generally resolve with nonoperative treatment, reconstruction of the lateral ligaments of the ankle is occasionally necessary. The percutaneous techniques are minimally invasive and minimize the postoperative morbidity. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the outcome of percutaneous lateral ligament reconstruction with an autograft. Materials and methods This study included 25 patients (19 male patients and six female patients) suffering from chronic tear of the lateral ligament of the ankle treated by reconstruction of the lateral ligament by autograft semitendinosus tendon. The age of these patients ranged between 23 and 49 years, with an average age of 34.24 years. The time to operation ranged between 13 and 26 weeks, with an average 18.16 weeks. The average preoperative visual analogue score was 8.16; the average preoperative American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score was 41.96; the average anterior drawer test was 10.56 mm; the average preoperative talocalcaneal angle was 17.64°; and the average preoperative talar tilt angle was 11.26°. Results The follow-up period ranged between 8 and 40 months, with an average of 24.64 months. The average postoperative visual analogue score was 2.32, the average postoperative AOFAS was 86.24, the average anterior drawer test was 4.92 mm, the average postoperative talar tilt angle was 3.41° in the standard stress radiograph of the subtalar joint, and the average postoperative talocalcaneal angle was 3.37°. Concerning patient satisfaction, 22 patients (88%) were satisfied with excellent or good results. Conclusion The proposed technique of reconstruction of the lateral ligament of the ankle using autograft semitendinosus tendon is minimally invasive, effective, and reliable. Long-term follow-up is needed.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1454    
    Printed14    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded116    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal