Spring ligament tears, like posterior tibial tendon tears, are most commonly seen in middle-aged women and are most often the result of chronic degeneration. Clinical symptoms are also similar to those of posterior tibial dysfunction. Early in the disease process the patient may complain of vague, activity-related pain at the medial ankle and foot or difficulty with balance and walking on uneven ground.
Artelon’s strength is unique in that it is strong enough to sustain the forces on the ligament for a long period of time. Artelon also functions as a scaffold for the ingrowths of new ligament fibrous tissue, enabling a long time functional repair.