Originally Posted by Scorpio622
When is this indicated ?? Arthrofibrosis of the talocrural although reported is uncommon in my experience. Most LROM of the ankle is due to muscle contracture and DJD. If any part of the capsule is clinically tight it would be the posterior part. This area is thickened with a fibrocartilage-like surface that acts like a meniscus when taught. I doubt that a syringe could produce enough pressure to stretch this.
Non-osseous recalcitrant (to conservative intervention) sagittal-plane ROM limitation.
The negatives are apparently negligible in relation to shoulder hydrodilatation, so I wondered if it has been tried to distend the TC joint capsule.
I am not certain that it would work either but...I might give it a go and see if I can get to the holy grail of 10 degrees.