An anatomical study about the arthroscopic repair of the lateral ligament of the ankle

Publication date: Available online 20 January 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): João Torrinha Jorge, Tiago Mota Gomes, Xavier Martin Oliva Background The purpose of this anatomical study to was to determine the relationship of the structures involved in the arthroscopic repair of the anterior talofibular ligament. Methods Dissection of fifteen lower leg cadaveric specimens was made and distances in the anterior direction from the reference-point at the lateral malleolus origin of the anterior talofibular ligament were measured, to the talar insertion of the ligament, to the superficial peroneal nerve at 60 degrees and 90 degrees in relation to the lateral malleolus axis in the sagittal plane, and to the inferior extensor retinaculum. Results The mean ± SD distance to superficial peroneal nerve from the reference-point was 25 ± 6 (range 17-35) mm at 60 degrees, and 32 ± 9 (range 24-48) mm at 90 degrees in relation to the lateral malleolus axis.

Publication date: Available online 20 January 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): João Torrinha Jorge, Tiago Mota Gomes, Xavier Martin Oliva Background The purpose of this anatomical study to was to determine the relationship of the structures involved in the arthroscopic repair of the anterior talofibular ligament. Methods Dissection of fifteen lower leg cadaveric specimens was made and distances in the anterior direction from the reference-point at the lateral malleolus origin of the anterior talofibular ligament were measured, to the talar insertion of the ligament, to the superficial peroneal nerve at 60 degrees and 90 degrees in relation to the lateral malleolus axis in the sagittal plane, and to the inferior extensor retinaculum. Results The mean ± SD distance to superficial peroneal nerve from the reference-point was 25 ± 6 (range 17-35) mm at 60 degrees, and 32 ± 9 (range 24-48) mm at 90 degrees in relation to the lateral malleolus axis.

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An anatomical study about the arthroscopic repair of the lateral ligament of the ankle