Ankle Stabilization Surgery Timeline
A 3cm incision is made on the anterior aspect of the fibula from the distal end along the shaft
The superficial facia is excised revealing the attachments at the distal end of the fibula
Bone anchors are placed in the distal end of the fibula
The lateral ankle capsule and the Anterior Talofibular ligament are gathered with the suture and attached to the distal end of the fibula: the foot is held in an inverted position
Once the structures are attached, the deep layer is re-approximated
A Bivalved cast is applied The patient will begin active range of motion exercises in 7-10 days.