Ligament reconstruction about the foot and ankle
Ankle sprain is the most frequent traumatic lesion about the whole human body. With the development of surgery, it became very common to operate on these cases and suture the torn ligaments.
In recent decades, however, it has been shown repeatedly that healing and long term results are not improved by operative intervention.
It is our opinion that, the vast majority of ankle sprains are best treated by immobilization of the hindfoot in a favorable position for about 6 weeks, the time for sound scarring of the torn ligaments and that surgical reconstructions after fresh trauma are only indicated in very rare cases.