Ankle lateral ligament reconstruction
As part of lateral ligament reconstruction, my foot/ankle surgeon has discussed removing the fibular avulsion fragment. On MRI, it's measured at 1.43 x 0.6cm and the ATFL is clearly attached to the fragment.
Is it common to find yourself without enough natural tissue/ATFL to work with and to then have to use some kind of graft (like tendon) to augment the repair?
This scares me.
Thank you so much for your contribution!