A. Paul Pieron, MD
Lateral Ankle Instability Correction by Translocation of the Intact Peroneus Brevis Tendon: A Prospective Study of 45 Cases
ABSTRACT: Between November 1982 and November 1991, 45 patients were treated with a new procedure for lateral ankle instability and were available for follow-up. Preoperatively, all patients had a talar tilt of 10° or more and a positive drawer sign. A 9-year follow-up has proven successful in all 45 patients. All patients had increased postoperative stability and returned to their preoperative activities; 70% increased their activities beyond their preoperative level. The rehabilitation time has been shortened by 50%.