Acute lateral ankle ligament ruptures in the athlete: the role of surgery

Foot Ankle Clin. 2013 Jun;18(2):215-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2013.02.003. Epub 2013 Mar 19.

Abstract

High-level athletes have significantly greater load and demand on their ankle joints than the average population. Therefore, treatment of acute lateral ankle ligament ruptures in the high-demanding athlete is a challenge. This article reviews the treatment of acute lateral ankle ruptures in athletes, with special emphasis on the role of surgical treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / surgery*
  • Athletes*
  • Humans
  • Lateral Ligament, Ankle / injuries*
  • Lateral Ligament, Ankle / surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Rupture
  • Treatment Outcome