Anatomic reconstructions of the lateral ankle ligaments with grafts have been proposed for patients with generalized ligamentous laxity, long-standing instability with attenuated native tissues, varus hindfoot misalignment, or failed prior lateral ligament surgery and for very large patients or elite athletes because of increased demands. This study found that anatomic reconstruction of the ATFL with allografts demonstrated similar strength and stiffness to the native ligament at time zero in a fresh-frozen cadaveric model.

Anterior Talofibular Ligament Ruptures, Part 2 Biomechanical Comparison of Anterior Talofibular Ligament Reconstruction Using Semitendinosus Allografts With the Intact Ligament

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