Introduction/Purpose: Lateral ankle ligament injuries are common conditions accounting for 25% of musculoskeletal injuries. When conservative management fails and chronic instability ensues, operative treatment is often sought. Though surgical outcomes are generally good following lateral ankle ligament reconstruction, literature suggests current scoring systems for evaluating outcomes and monitoring progression have deficiencies. Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information (PROMIS) scores have recently been established as a method of monitoring patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the trends in post-operative PROMIS physical function (PF), pain interference (PI), and depression scores in patients undergoing lateral ankle ligament reconstruction.
MacDonald, Ashlee; Houck, Jeff; Ketz, John; Baumhauer, Judith; Oh, Irvin; and Flemister, Adolph, "Trends in PROMIS Scores in the Early Post-operative Period following Various Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstructive Techniques" (2017). Faculty Publications - College of Physical Therapy. 115.