Modified Brostrom-Gould Procedure

This procedure involves making a cut over the ligaments on the outer aspect of the ankle. The slack ligaments are cut and then repaired by double breasting the ligaments which tightens them to the correct tension. The wound is closed using dissolvable sutures.


Following the procedure patients will be placed into a half cast with the foot held at right angles to the leg. They will be reviewed at two weeks to ensure that the wounds have healed and to convert the half cast to a completed cast. Partial weight bearing can be commenced at this stage.

At six weeks, the cast is removed and an ankle brace is worn in its place. Physiotherapy is commenced at this stage and at three months, the ankle braced may be removed.