Spring Ligament Injuries and Instability: Repair/Reconstruction Indications and Techniques

Gordon MacKay, Bill Ribbans

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Injuries to the spring ligament can produce pain, instability and ultimately deformity. They can occur as isolated injuries but more commonly as part of a pathological complex leading to adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD). This chapter examines the anatomy, biomechanics, clinical features and imaging of this static medial foot restraint. There is no consensus on the optimal surgical stabilisation procedure, but this chapter reviews the evolution of our knowledge and the most common restorative procedures undertaken.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLigamentous Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Management and Rehabilitation
EditorsPieter D'Hooghe, Kenneth J. Hunt, Jeremy J. McCormick
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-08682-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-08681-6
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2022


  • Ligament
  • Spring Ligament
  • Orthopaedics
  • Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot and ankle imaging
  • Adult acquired flatfoot deformity


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