Outcomes of the Chrisman-Snook and modified-Brostrom procedures for chronic lateral ankle instability: A prospective, randomized comparison

William L. Hennrikus, Randall C. Mapes, Patrick M. Lyons, John M. Lapoint

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We prospectively and randomly compared the outcomes of the Chrisman- Snook and modified-Brostrom procedures for chronic lateral ankle instability in 40 patients. Both operations provided good or excellent stability in more than 80% of the patients. However, the modified-Brostrom procedure resulted in higher Sefton scores than the Chrisman-Snook procedure. In addition, a statistically significant greater proportion of complications occurred in patients treated with the Chrisman-Snook procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-404
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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