CME ArticleArthroscopically Assisted Technique for Combined Medial and Lateral Ligament Repair in Multidirectional Ankle InstabilityGerstner, Juan B. MD*; Méndez Lavergne, Octavio A. MD†,‡; Blanco, Fanny A.L. MD†,‡; Gerstner Saucedo, Jochen MD§; Ramírez Dávila, Carlos E. MD*Author Information *Foot and Ankle Surgeons †Foot and Ankle Fellows, Foot and Ankle Section, Centro Médico Imbanaco ‡Foot and Ankle Fellows §Medical Doctor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Cali, Colombia All authors, faculty, and staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations relevant to this educational activity. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Juan B. Gerstner, MD, Carrera 38ª 5ª-100, Tower A Office 233, Cali 7600001, Colombia. E-mails: [email protected]; [email protected]. INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITTM Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery includes CME-certiﬁed content that is designed to meet the educational needs of its readers. This activity is available for credit through November 30, 2023. Earn CME credit by completing a quiz about this article. You may read the article here, on the TFAS website, or in the TFAS iPad app, and then complete the quiz, answering at least 80 percent of the questions correctly to earn CME credit. The cost of the CME exam is $10. The payment covers processing and certiﬁcate fees. If you wish to submit the test by mail, send the completed quiz with a check or money order for the $10.00 processing fee to the Lippincott CME Institute, Inc., Wolters Kluwer Health, Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Only the ﬁrst entry will be considered for credit, and must be postmarked by the expiration date. Answer sheets will be graded and certiﬁcates will be mailed to each participant within 6 to 8 weeks of participation. Need CME STAT? Visit http://cme.lww.com for immediate results, other CME activities, and your personalized CME planner tool. Accreditation Statement Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Statement Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: December 2021 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 233-240 doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000335 Buy Metrics Abstract An ankle sprain is one of the most common orthopedic injuries, frequently associated with sporting activities. Acute treatment has a traditional standard protocol, but even after undergoing a good rehabilitation program, up to 20% to 40% of patients develop chronic ankle instability. Arthroscopy is a rapidly evolving surgical procedure indicated for the management of this pathology as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. The objective of this study was to describe an arthroscopically assisted technique for combined medial and lateral ligament repair in patients with multidirectional ankle instability. Clinical and functional results were described in 14 cases (8 female, 6 male) with a minimum 12-month follow-up. The average age was 35.8 years (range: 20 to 57 y), only 1 case of neuritis was reported and resolved without invasive procedures. At the final follow-up, 13 cases had good-excellent results with AOFAS (American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Score) >80 points. We believe that the arthroscopic technique described is as a viable treatment option in patients with multidirectional ankle instability, with similar or better results than open techniques. Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level V. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.