Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society

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Fig. 1. (A) Debride the synovial tissue with a shaver and visualize the remnant of anterior talofibular ligament. (B, C) Insert a suture lasso through the anterolateral portal to wrap the ligament from the lateral to the medial direction. Push the nitinol loop into the suture lasso and pull it out from the portal. (D) Remove the suture lasso from the anterolateral portal. (E) Replace the nitinol loop to a suture. Make a sliding knot on the ligament with the suture. (F) Drilling is performed on the fibular side origin of the anterior talofibular ligament before inserting the suture anchor. The drilling direction is tilted 45 degrees from the axis of fibula and parallel to the lateral gutter. (G) A knotless suture anchor is loaded with the suture arm which is tied on the anterior talofibular ligament and is inserted in the previously drilled hole with tension. (H) The anterior talofibular ligament is repaired on its origin.
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2021;25:25-31
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