Re: Ankle Lateral Ligament Reconstruction Over Tightening?
Hmmm...you said your repair was done with a tendon graft. Is this the first time you've had this done? What was your injury? I ask because I just had my 2nd lateral ankle stabilization surgery (among other repairs) done in Feb. My surgeon contemplated doing the Evans procedure (I think it was called) which involved a tendon graft since mine was a re-do or 2nd surgery. He decided against it because it does prevent almost no subtalar movement. It does generally work well at preventing sprains though. I read up on it and saw what he meant and was glad he chose to not do this as I am still relatively young and active. He just did another Brostrom-Gould (cutting the frayed ends of the ligaments and sewing them together with suture anchors into the fibula and reinforcing with thr retinaculum in a pants over vest type fashion). Again, I had other repairs like a peroneal tendon repair and a fibular osteotomy for groove deepening so the peroneal tendons won't pop out. Even with my surgery (after both), they feel very tight, but somewhat work themselves out. I don't know if that's true for thr tendon graft kind. Again, not sure this is what happened with you, it just triggered my memory of conversations with my surgeon on how he chose how to fix my ankle. Good luck with figuring it out! I'm so sorry!
Brostrom-Gould, repair retinaculum, peroneus longus tendon repair, fibular groove deepening for peroneal tendon subluxation- 2/22/12
-Modified Brostrom (failed)- 8/15/01"]