When the outer ligaments of the ankle have been stretched, many patients report a feeling of ankle instability. Athletes are particularly prone to ankle instability due to their repetitive use, and high incidence of ankle sprains and ankle fractures. The tendons may heal on their own without surgery if they are not too badly damaged. In other cases though, Arthroscopic Surgery to shorten, reconstruct or reattach the torn ligaments and tendons, make be required. In some cases Dr. Nadel will use a tendon graft to assist with your recovery.