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Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2017 Dec;103(8S):S249-S252. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2017.09.004. Epub 2017 Sep 8.

Does antero-lateral ankle impingement exist?

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1
Clinique des Cèdres, Château d'Alliez, 31700 Cornebarrieu, France.
2
CHP Saint-Grégoire, 6, boulevard de la Boutière, 35760 Saint-Grégoire, France.
3
Clinique mutualiste Catalane, 60, rue Louis-Mouillard, 66028 Perpignan, France.
4
Polyclinique de l'Atlantique, avenue Claude-Bernard, 44819 Saint-Herblain, France.
5
Clinique du sport, 4, rue Georges-Negrevergne, 33700 Mérignac, France.
6
Mid West orthopedic specialty hospital, orthopedic institute of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
7
CHU Ambroise-Paré, AP-HP, 9, avenue Charles-de-Gaulle, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Electronic address: thomas.bauer@aphp.fr.

Abstract

Antero-lateral ankle impingement syndrome (ALAIS) is a well-established clinical entity that is a common consequence of ankle sprains. Injury to the anterior talo-fibular ligament plays a key role in the genesis of ALAIS. Arthroscopic antero-lateral synovectomy is the standard of care. However, this treatment approach may deserve to be challenged, as it does not include any procedure on the ligaments, despite the presence in some patients of lateral rotational micro-instability of the ankle, without objective laxity. Consequently, we reviewed current data on ALAIS and its links to ankle instability, from the dual perspective of diagnosis and treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Ankle arthroscopy; Ankle instability; Antero-lateral ankle impingement syndrome; Micro-instability

PMID:
28893616
DOI:
10.1016/j.otsr.2017.09.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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