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Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Apr;24(4):971-7. doi: 10.1007/s00167-015-3945-5. Epub 2015 Dec 30.

A historical perspective on ankle ligaments reconstructive surgery.

Author information

1
II Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Clinic, Biomechanics and Technology Innovation Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via Di Barbiano, 1/10, 40136, Bologna, Italy. berardo.dimatteo@gmail.com.
2
II Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Clinic, Biomechanics and Technology Innovation Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via Di Barbiano, 1/10, 40136, Bologna, Italy.
3
Biblioteche Scientifiche IOR, Donazione Putti, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy.

Abstract

Ankle sprains are by far the most common injuries treated by sport medicine physicians. Treatment is mainly conservative, but in some cases surgical intervention is required. The aim of the present manuscript is to give an insight into the origins and developments of ankle ligaments reconstructive surgery, underlining the fundamental steps that marked the transition from a mere conservative approach to surgical treatment options. In this historical note, the most illustrious figures who contributed to this particular field of orthopaedic practice are also acknowledged. Level of evidence V.

KEYWORDS:

Ankle ligaments; Ankle sprain; History of surgery; Reconstructive techniques

PMID:
26718639
DOI:
10.1007/s00167-015-3945-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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