A damaged ligament from a sprain can cause instability and pain affecting the ankle.
Physiotherapy to strengthen the supportive ankle muscles and help with proprioception (the brain's ability to know where a body part is in space).
A Broström reconstruction involves a day case procedure under general anaesthetic. A cut is made over the outside of the ankle and the ligaments together with the baggy soft tissues are retensioned and reattached to the fibula (ankle bone) with a bone anchor. I always carry out an ankle arthroscopy at the same time as a Broström reconstruction to deal with any problems within the ankle joint itself. Please also read the separate page about ankle arthroscopy.
Click here to download the Broström reconstruction rehab protocol.