Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterised by repeated ankle sprains, instability, and persistent discomfort in the ankle joint. This commonly results from a history of one or more ankle “sprain” injuries, causing ligament tears or stretches, which can weaken the ankle's stability.
The Broström procedure is a surgical technique aimed at stabilising the ankle by repairing or reconstructing the damaged ligaments. This procedure can usually be performed using key hole (arthroscopic) techniques. This means it is carried out using tiny incisions to minimise soft tissue damage which can reduce swelling, pain and post operative ankle stiffness. During this procedure, your surgeon will:
Following the Broström procedure, recovery and rehabilitation are critical for a successful outcome:
As with any surgery, the Broström procedure carries some risks and potential complications. These may include: