Medial Deltoid Ligament Injuries
Tendon and Ligament Injuries of the Foot and Ankle: An Evidence-Based Approach
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Cain, Jarrett D., Hogan, MaCalus V.
Although still surrounded by controversy, acute deltoid ligament injuries oftentimes result in a severe and disabling ankle instability that often requires surgery. Deltoid ligament ruptures, whether associated with ankle fractures, syndesmosis injuries, or multiple-ligament lesions, are treated surgically with ligament reinsertion.
Chronic medial instability as a consequence of inadequate deltoid ligament healing after an injury or secondary to a progressive collapsing foot deformity typically demand ligament reconstruction combined with bony realignment procedures.
Deltoid, Ligament, Instability, Acute, Chronic, Collapsing, Medial, Reconstruction
Orthopedics | Surgery
Mansur NSB, Auch E, Schmidt EL, de Cesar Netto C. Medial deltoid ligament injuries. In: Cain JD, Hogan MV, editors. Tendon and ligament injuries of the foot and ankle: an evidence-based approach. Cham (CH): Springer Cham; 2022. p.195-211.