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ESSKA-AFAS discusses Insights in the Treatment of Chronic Ankle Instability at the 2017 open meeting

Friday 27 October 2017  
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In September, in Bordeaux, ESSKA-AFAS’s AIG Open Meeting covered “New Insights in the Treatment of Chronic Ankle Instability”. This was presented by the Organising Committee of AIG (ESSKA-AFAS’s Ankle Instability Group) under Stephane Guillo.

The programme called upon leading expertise in this field, and the venue - the Palais de La Bourse in Bordeaux - was simply splendid.

We surveyed recent work on lateral ankle instability and, during the live surgery demonstrations, we covered the various techniques for repair and reconstruction of the lateral ligaments complex.

This was followed by a dissection of specimens (this part was video-relayed to the audience) which enabled a discussion of ‘pros and ‘cons for each technique. Even better, the surgeons who developed these techniques were themselves present at the meeting, so the audience could question them directly.

As far as we know, this has never been done before: this type of open scrutiny of new surgical trends.

This was a unique experience, which we hope to make available on ESSKA’s Academy, and by monograph.

This particular meeting assembled 140 people from 36 different countries, which hints at the worldwide influence of ESSKA-AFAS AIG.

Click here to view the final programme from the meeting.

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