Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

The procedure of lateral ankle ligament reconstruction, commonly referred to as ALR, is the process of restoring stability in the ankle. When the outside ankle ligaments are torn, it causes ankle instability which leads to the ankle “giving away” during various physical activities. ALR can be performed using either the Brostom-Gould technique or Tendon Reconstruction.

After ALR surgery, rehabilitation with a physiotherapist is needed. At MoveFree Physio we provide criterion-based rehabilitation program for patients who undergo ALR surgery. Our rehabilitation protocol is aimed at:

  • Reducing pain and swelling
  • Restoring joint range of motion
  • Gait training
  • Regaining strength, flexibility and stability
  • Regaining functional mobility
  • Regaining good balance and proprioception
  • Movement control training
  • Sport/activity specific exercises