Introduction/Purpose: Lateral ankle ligament injuries are common conditions accounting for 25% of musculoskeletal injuries. Prior reports have found increased risk of failed lateral ankle reconstruction in those with a subtle cavus deformity, and therefore, correcting the deformity is often advocated. However, other studies have been unable to identify subtle cavus deformity as a clear risk factor for recurrent injury. The purpose of this study was to 1) compare PROMIS physical function (PF), pain interference (PI), and depression scores in patients with subtle cavus deformities to those without deformity who underwent lateral ankle ligament reconstruction, 2) compare PROMIS scores in allograft and modified Brostrom-Gould (BG) reconstructions in those with subtle cavus, and 3) to evaluate for any post-operative complications in those with subtle cavus.
MacDonald, Ashlee; Kelly, Meghan; Houck, Jeff; Baumhauer, Judith; Oh, Irvin; Flemister, Adolph; and Ketz, John, "Subtle Cavus Deformities: Is Isolated Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Enough for Improved Patient-reported Outcomes?" (2018). Faculty Publications - College of Physical Therapy. 117.