Ankle instability can lead to recurring painful "giving way" or turning of ankle. Brostrom-Gould Reconstruction restores ankle stability by repairing the lateral (outside) ligaments of the ankle.
The purpose of the Brostrom-Gould procedure is to stabilize the ankle ligaments, improve the ankle's mechanics and restore full function. This procedure also aims to help a patient reduce pain related to their injury and ankle sprains. Many patients who have this procedure will also notice that they experience ankle sprains far less often. Some patients will experience no ankle sprains after this procedure unless they experience a significant trauma to their ankle.
During a Brostrom-Gould procedure, the patient will be put to sleep under general anaesthesia. Once asleep the surgeon will make small incisions, explore the ankle with a scope and repair the damaged lateral ankle ligaments in the hope of restoring the ankle back to its pre-injury state. This procedure can also include shortening and reattaching the lateral ligaments to reconstruct them. Once all of the repairs are made the surgeon will suture the incisions and apply any necessary bandages.