Lateral ligamentous instability of the ankle is common, and numerous surgical techniques have been described to repair or reconstruct the lateral ligaments. Medial-sided ankle instability has become increasingly appreciated in recent years. Many patients present with multidirectional ankle instability and need both medial and lateral ligament reconstructions. We describe a surgical technique for managing patients with multidirectional instability of the ankle using hamstring autograft and readily available surgical instruments.
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*Clinical Fellow, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
†Head, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON
‡Professor, the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
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