This article describes the augmentation of a Broström anatomic repair for ankle lateral ligament instability by the use of the internal brace. The paper describes the role of the internal brace in allowing the natural tissues to progressively strengthen while encouraging early rehabilitation. The surgical technique is outlined and the early clinical outcomes both by the inventor surgeon (G.M.M.) and an independent surgeon (W.J.R.) described.
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*School of Sport University of Stirling, University of Stirling, Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
†School of Health University of Northampton, University of Northampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK
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