Ligament injuries in the knee is uncommon in children under fourteen, due to the greater resiliency and strength of the ligaments. Nine children who had open physes and ligament injuries of the knee where studied. These children were studied pre and post-operatively.
There has been substanical orthopedic literature on chronic lateral ligamentous instability, but little on the relationship of subtalar instability to this problem. A variety of reconstructive procedures has been used to treat lateral ankle instability, but subtalar instability is not corrected equally in these procedures. This study assesses more tailored treatment option for providing stability to the subtalar component.
Injuries to the metatarsophalangeal joints is becoming increasingly common in athletes due to the increase in flexible shoewear, and artificial playing surfaces. These injuries can vary form a mild sprain to a severe tear of the capsuloligamentous complex. This study broke-down an effective non-operative treatment option for these injuries.
This study analyses the Brostrom procedure for secondary repair of chronic lateral ankle instability. Prior to this study there have been no biomechanical studies reporting the strength of this secondary repair method, whether using suture fixation or suture anchors. Through a biomechanical comparison of the ultimate load to failure and stiffness of the traditional Brostrom technique using only a suture repair compared with a suture anchor repair of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) at time zero.