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The Surgical Treatment of Injuries of the Fibular Collateral Ligaments of the Ankle
Charles J. Ruth
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Fremont, California
1961 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1961 Mar 01;43(2):229-239
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Abstract

In a series of 235 freshly sprained ankles with roentgenographic proof of instability of the fibular collateral ligaments, forty-five were repaired surgically and then immobilized in plaster for six weeks; 190 were immobilized in plaster for six weeks without surgery. Thirty-three of the ankles treated by open ligamentous repair were followed for two and a half years. Twenty-nine of these regained 90 per cent or more of normal function.

Seventy-two of the 190 ankles treated by immobilization in plaster for six weeks were examined two years after injury. Only thirty showed a 90 per cent or better return of function, whereas the remaining forty-two had a 75 to 80 per cent return of function with occasional swelling, giving way, aching, and weakness during moderate activity.

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