Chronic anteroinferior tibiofibular ligament tears are rarely an isolated pathology. Only a small amount of published, peer-reviewed literature exists describing the isolated repair of the syndesmotic complex in patients who present with chronic ankle pain. We present a technique to restore the anatomic stability of the ligament and syndesmotic complex. The procedure can be easily performed using allogenic semitendinosus tendon graft and stabilized with transyndesmotic screws. The graft can be secured with biotenodesis screws or anchors of the surgeon's preference. The patient described in this report had a successful outcome with no complications.
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Published online: July 30, 2012
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© 2012 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.