Ankle stabilization with hamstring autograft: a new technique using interference screws

Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Sep;24(9):677-9. doi: 10.1177/107110070302400904.


Many techniques have been advocated for the late surgical reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligament complex, including the use of hamstring tendon autografts. A new technique is described which attempts to restore anatomically the anterior talofibular ligament using hamstring autograft. The distal end of the graft is secured in a blind-ended tunnel in the talus without the need for transosseous tensioning. This is achieved with the use of the Bio-Tenodesis Screw System.

MeSH terms

  • Absorbable Implants
  • Bone Screws*
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / surgery*
  • Lateral Ligament, Ankle / surgery*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / transplantation*
  • Transplantation, Autologous