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The Varus Ankle and Instability

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland.
Foot and ankle clinics (Impact Factor: 0.84). 03/2012; 17(1):57-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcl.2011.11.003
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ABSTRACT Varus ankle associated with instability can be simple or complex. Multiple underlying diseases may contribute to this complex pathologic entity. These conditions should be recognized when attempting proper decision-making. Treatment options range from conservative measures to surgical reconstruction. Whereas conservative treatment might be a possible approach for patients with simple varus ankle instability, more complex instabilities require extensive surgical reconstructions. However, adequate diagnostic workup and accurate analysis of varus ankle instability provide a base for the successful treatment outcome.

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