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Reconstruction of Lateral Ligament Tears of the Ankle

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY AND CLINICAL EVALUATION OF SEVEN PATIENTS TREATED BY A NEW MODIFICATION OF THE ELMSLIE PROCEDURE

CHRISMAN, O. DONALD; SNOOK, GEORGE A.

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Experimental cadaver studies showed that Elmslie type of repair for rupture of the anterior and interior lateral ligaments of the ankle and subtalar joints is more effective that other procedures. A new modification of the Elmslie operation is described. It has been used successfully on seven patients followed for over two years. The procedure is simple and effective, although it does cause limitation of foot inversion amounting to 15 to 30 degrees.

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