The foot and ankle is the commonest injured joint in sports. Whilst most patients who suffer ankle sprains recover spontaneously, some do not. More severe sprains result in chronic ankle instability and limitations in functions of daily living and sporting activity. There is potential risk of further damage to the joint once the biomechanics has been altered.
Ankle ligament reconstruction is performed to address ankle instability. With a short period of immobilisation and rehabilitation, patients are encouraged to return to sporting activity.