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Type: Artigo
Title: Endoscopic treatment of the posterior ankle impingement syndrome on amateur and professional athletes
Author: Mattos e Dinato, Mauro Cesar
Luques, Isabela Ugo
Freitas, Marcio de Faria
Pereira Filho, Miguel Viana
Ninomiya, Andre Felipe
Pagnano, Rodrigo Goncalves
Etchebehere, Mauricio
Abstract: To determine whether professional and amateur athletes showed differences in ankle function when treated with endoscopic technique for posterior ankle impingement syndrome, to verify the impact of the presence of associated lesions in clinical evolution and to assess time to return to sport (we hypothesize that time will be the only difference between groups). Thirty-two athletes with a diagnosis of posterior impingement syndrome underwent surgery endoscopically. The American Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scale was used to compare functional results between amateur (15) and professional athletes (17). The satisfaction, time to return to sport, operative time, intraoperative findings and complications were evaluated, and the presence of associated injuries interfering in these results was verified. The preoperative AOFAS score range for the professional group was 62.9 +/- A 14 preoperatively and 92.3 +/- A 7.7 postoperatively, and for the amateur group was 67.9 +/- A 19.7 and 94 +/- A 9.3. The satisfaction was excellent or good in 94 % of all cases and fair in 6 %. The average time of surgery was 48.3 + 25 min. Bone involvement was present in 100 % of cases and complications in three cases. Time to return to sports was similar (n.s.) in both groups, and the mean time was 15.6 +/- A 13.7 and 16.3 +/- A 9 weeks, respectively. No significant difference regarding functional results and time to return to sports between professionals and amateur athletes operated was found. Athletes showed mainly good and excellent results and low complication rate. The presence of associated injuries did not significantly influence the results. With these results, the high-level athlete can better programme their surgeries so they can fully recover and perform better in the most important competitions. Level III
Subject: Endoscopia
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Springer
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00167-015-3747-9
Date Issue: 2016
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