Bröstrom Repair Review

Foot Ankle Spec. 2021 Nov 2:19386400211053946. doi: 10.1177/19386400211053946. Online ahead of print.


Since its introduction in 1966, the Bröstrom repair has been the workhorse for the treatment of chronic ankle instability. The procedure has expanded with the advent of arthroscopy, ultrasound, and other techniques. Because chronic ankle sprains/instability pose a barrier to athletes who perform high-level activities for a living, discussions concerning postoperative recovery and return to play criteria are important. Here we present an update on the Bröstrom-Gould procedure from preoperative management to return to play.Level of Evidence: Level V.

Keywords: ankle injuries; functional ankle instability; reconstructive foot and ankle surgery; sports injuries; unstable ankle.