Estudio biomecánico de la reconstrucción ligamentosa anatómica con autoinjerto en la inestabilidad lateral de tobillo

Translated title of the contribution: Biomechanical study of autograft anatomic reconstruction in lateral ankle instability

María Ángela Mellado-Romero, Francisco Guerra-Pinto, José Guimarães-Consciência, Enrique J. Sánchez-Morata, Elena Vacas-Sánchez, Marta Arroyo-Hernández, Ana Abarquero-Diezhandino, M. Teresa Vázquez Osorio, Luis Ramos-Pascua, Jesús Vilá-Rico

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Introduction: The purpose of this work is perform a biomechanical comparison of anatomic reconstruction of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) with the intact ATFL. Materials and methods: We studied 18 fresh cadaveric ankles with intact ATFL. Each specimen was clinically assessed with the anterior drawer (AD) and varus tilt (VT) tests and the angular movement in the three spatial planes (axial, coronal and sagittal) was measured with an arthrometer using a sensor located in the talus. Results: Statistically significant differences were found in the axial plane, between the intact ATFL versus the sectioned ATFL for AD test with p = 0.012, and for VT test with p = 0.013. Regarding the coronal plane, we also observed a statistically significant difference for VT test with p = 0.016. In the sagittal plane, there are no statistically significant differences in both maneuvers. No statistically significant differences were found when comparing the biomechanics of anatomic ligament reconstruction versus the intact ATFL. Conclusion: Autograft anatomic reconstruction of the ATFL showed biomechanical properties similar to those of the native ATFL, at the zero moment in a cadaveric model.

Translated title of the contributionBiomechanical study of autograft anatomic reconstruction in lateral ankle instability
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)124-131
JournalRevista Espanola de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia
Issue number2
Early online date15 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • Anatomic reconstruction
  • Ankle biomechanics
  • Ankle sprain
  • Anterior talofibular ligament
  • Lateral ankle instability
  • Lateral ligament complex


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