Healing of Complete Tear of the Anterior Talofibular Ligament and Early Ankle Stabilization after Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma: a Case Report and Literature Review

Document Type : CASE REPORT


1 The Hong Kong Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Hong Kong

2 Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Faculty Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Lateral Ankle sprain (LAS) is a common sports injury associated with recurrent ankle sprain, chronic ankle instability
(CAI) and post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTOA). Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been increasingly used for
herapeutic applications in sports-related injuries, and is thought to stimulate tissue healing. We reported a case of
LAS with complete tear of anterior talofibular ligament, which showed complete healing of ligament and early ankle
stabilization after PRP. The healing is supported by dynamic ultrasound images and magnetic resonance imaging.
We therefore proposed that PRP may serve as an alternative non-surgical treatment option in LAS in future research,
with the potential to prevent the development of CAI and PTOA.


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