2000, Number 2
Acta Ortop Mex 2000; 14 (2)
Torres-Roldán F, Carriedo-Rico E, Martínez-Trejo G, Morales-Ortega AS, Vega-Zapata R
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ABSTRACTThis is a series of 16 cases who were operated on by arthroscopic plicature for reconstruction of an aunstable anterior fibulotalar ligament. Other non-expected intra-articular injuries were found in 3 out of the 16 cases (18%). Good results after an average follow-up of 23.8 months (6 months to 4 years) were obtained in all but one patient (93.75%) in whom relapsing of antero-lateral ankle instability was present (6.25%). Success of arthroscopy is greater if compared to 80% of good results after an open reconstruction surgery for chronic cases, since damage to healthy tissue and morbidity are also greater (confidence intervals 0.83 to 1; p‹ 0.05).