When there is a complete tear of the anterior talofibula ligament is diagnosed, should it be surgically repaired or just left alone?
Hello and thank you for your question. In most cases you want to hold off on surgery until you exhaust all other treatment options. I’d suggest considering stem cell injections into the tendon before turning to surgery. Many people have tears in this ligament and function completely normal. You can learn more about stem cell injections at http://www.mimedx.com The injection is called AmnioFix. Good luck!
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