Acute deltoid rupture: History, diagnosis, and a repair technique

Eric Giza, John Wuellner

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This article describes the history, diagnosis, and surgical treatment of acute deltoid rupture and insufficiency. The deltoid ligament is the primary restraint to valgus stress in the ankle. Acute deltoid rupture is a relatively uncommon pathology when compared with lateral ankle ligament rupture. The mechanism is a forced ankle abduction or eversion. It is highly associated with ankle fractures and dislocations. This technique article will present a method for repair that allows for early rehabilitation and return to preinjury level of function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalTechniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014


  • acute
  • deltoid
  • ligament
  • repair
  • rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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