García Cruz G*, Guerra Álvarez OA, Trinidad Leo A, Martí Rizo J, Gálvez Márquez G, Rubio Álvaro MC and Bragado Santacruz F
Division of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Complejo Asistencial de Segovia, Segovia, SpainFulltext PDF
Chronic syndesmosis injury is defined as symptomatic injuries more than 6 months after the primary event. It is a rare pathology but with great implications in the patient's life as it can produce chronic instability that leads to early ankle osteoarthritis and chronic pain. In order to avoid the appearance of this injury, a good diagnosis of syndesmal lesions and correct treatment in an acute manner, is essential. Once the chronic injury and osteoarthritis appear, it can be treated by arthrodesis, total arthroplasty or joint preservation techniques such as ligament reconstruction. This procedure is used for young patients with high-demand or athletes. The goal of this paper is to describe the surgical technique for an anatomical reconstruction of the Anterior-Inferior Tibiofibular Ligament (AITFL) for chronic injuries of the tibiofibular syndesmosis using an allograft.
Chronic syndesmosis injury; Ligament reconstruction; Technique; AITFL
García Cruz G, Guerra Álvarez OA, Trinidad Leo A, Martí Rizo J, Gálvez Márquez G, Rubio Álvaro MC, et al. Anatomical Graft Reconstruction of the Anterior Tibiofibular Ligament for Chronic Injury of the Syndesmosis after Ankle Fracture. J Surg Tech Proced. 2022; 6(1): 1052..