Anterior talofibular ligament reconstruction (ATFL)

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If the anterior talofibular ligament is missing, the joint becomes unstable, which causes degenerative lesions. The anterior talofibular ligament can be reconstructed during the ankle arthroscopy procedure, without opening the joint.

Benefits:

  • estoration of joint stability,
  • protecting the ankle joint from degenerative lesions.

Indications and contraindications

  Indications:
  • joint pain and instability,
  • reduced mobility of the ankle joint.
  Contraindications:
  • neoplasm,
  • obesity,
  • varices,
  • advanced degenerative lesions,
  • neurological deficits, muscle insufficiency,
  • other general medical conditions.

Eligibility for the procedure:

The decision on your surgery is taken during a pre-operative visit when a doctor assesses your eligibility, orders necessary tests and evaluates your general wellbeing. If there are no contraindications, the date of the procedure is set.

Before the procedure:

  • Two weeks before the procedure you should have the following tests done: full blood count, electrolyte test, coagulation test, blood type, glucose, creatinine, Hbs antigen, ANTI-HCV.
  • If you have any non-orthopaedic conditions, please provide a certificate from a relevant specialist that there are no contraindications for the procedure.
  • Seven days before the surgery you should discontinue anticoagulants, such as Acenocumarol or Sintron.
  • You should not drink for 6 hours before the procedure.

Procedure:

  • The most frequent form of anaesthesia is the spinal block.
  • The procedure lasts for about 1 hour.

After the procedure:

  • You will stay in hospital for about 3 days.
  • The rehabilitation starts on the day after the procedure.
  • A follow-up x-ray is done while you are still in hospital.

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