J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2016 Jun;20(2):62-66. 10.14193/jkfas.2016.20.2.62.

Risk Factors for Failure after Lateral Ankle Ligament Repair

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. bskim.md@gmail.com


A modified Broström procedure has been widely accepted as a treatment of choice for patients with chronic lateral ankle instability. The procedure is highly reliable and provides successful outcomes in approximately 90% of cases. Severe degree of instability, absence or poor quality of the ligamentous remnant, obesity, and generalized joint hypermobility have been regarded as poor prognostic factors related to the modified Broström procedure. However, these perceptions are based on a low level of evidence studies or expert opinions. Therefore, the aim of this article was to search for evidences regarding the poor prognostic factors of the modified Broström procedure.


Ankle; Ligament; Instability; Repair; Prognosis

MeSH Terms

Expert Testimony
Joint Instability
Risk Factors*

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