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Jesús Vilá-Rico, Enrique Sánchez-Morata, Elena Vacas-Sánchez, Cristina Ojeda-Thies
Injuries of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis are commonly overlooked or mismanaged, and chronic instability is a debilitating condition leading to premature joint degeneration. Several methods of treatment have been described, mainly screw fixation, arthrodesis, or ligament reconstruction. Most clinical evidence is limited to case series, mainly screw fixation, and there is a general paucity of evidence regarding ligament reconstruction, which is considered to be more anatomic and to restore joint biomechanics...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Piyush Mahapatra, Ben Rudge, Paul Whittingham-Jones
The case we present suggests that it might be possible to overcompress the syndesmosis, causing subluxation of the talus within the ankle mortise. A 26-year-old female patient had had a Weber Type C ankle fracture internally fixed with a lateral plate and syndesmosis screws. Despite the fibula appearing well reduced and computed tomography imaging showing a well-aligned fibula within the fibular notch, anteromedial subluxation of the talus was present in the ankle mortise. Examination with the patient under anesthesia revealed a stable syndesmosis fixation; however, talar malpositioning was not affected by the foot position...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Zhi-Peng Wu, Peng-Tao Chen, Jin-Shan He, Jing-Cheng Wang
The distal tibiofibular syndesmosis is a critical structure in maintaining the ankle stability. Syndesmotic injuries are usually associated with ankle fractures and high fibula fractures. Non-isolated and partially isolated syndesmotic injuries are involved in unstable injuries, which need to operative treatment. Partially isolated syndesmotic injuries belong to stable injuries, which should be treated with non-operative management. It is becoming clear that early fixation and stabilization for unstable injuries are probably better than non-treatment or delayed treatment...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Daorong Xu, Yibei Wang, Chunyu Jiang, Maoqing Fu, Shiqi Li, Lei Qian, Peidong Sun, Jun Ouyang
BACKGROUND: Ligament repair and augmentation techniques can stabilize syndesmosis injuries. However, little is known about the mechanical behavior of syndesmotic ligaments. The aim of this study was to analyze full-field strain, strain trend under foot rotation, and subregional strain differences of the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITFL), posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (PITFL), and interosseous membrane (IOM). METHODS: Eleven fresh-frozen lower limbs were dissected to expose the AITFL, PITFL, and IOM...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Lin Wang, Yingze Zhang, Zhaohui Song, Hengrui Chang, Ye Tian, Fei Zhang
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate the novel method of using elastic bionic fixation device in treating the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (DTS) injury. METHODS: From June 2013 to January 2014, 17 subjects with ankle fractures combined with DTS separation were treated by the elastic bionic fixation device. The syndesmotic parameters, healing, functional scores, and possible complications were recorded. RESULTS: All patients had a mean follow-up of 23...
March 9, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Duncan C Ramsey, Darin M Friess
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of suture buttons compared to syndesmotic screws for repair of tibiofibular syndesmotic injuries. METHODS: A decision-tree model was constructed to describe outcomes after syndesmosis repair using suture buttons and syndesmotic screws from the perspective of a capitated healthcare system. Outcomes were uneventful healing, removal of symptomatic implants, deep infection, and persistent diastasis requiring revision. Weighted literature averages were used to estimate variables for a baseline model...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
M M Rius-Zavala, F I Gil-Orbezo, C A Trueba-Davalillo, C Trueba-Vasavilbaso, M Acuña-Tovar
BACKGROUND: Ten percent of all ankle fractures, 20% of the fractures treated surgically, and 1-18% of all sprains involve a syndesmosis injury. The methods used for reduction are metal or bioabsorbable syndesmotic set screws, direct repair, and sutures with or without buttons. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical function of patients who sustained Weber B ankle fractures and were treated with the TightRope system or a syndesmotic set screw. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, comparative, cross-sectional study was conducted between March 2012 and March 2015...
September 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Yong-Zhi Ye, Long-Ying Zhang, Yu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effectiveness for Tight rope fixation and traditional screw fixation in treating injury of distal tibiofibular syndesmosis in ankle fractures. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out in patients with injury of distal syndesmosis in ankle fractures who received 2 surgical operations(observation group: 33 cases with Tight rope fixation; control group: 35 cases with traditional screw fixation) from May 2014 to February 2016...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Ryan R Richmond, Andrew D Henebry
Maisonneuve fractures are relatively well known in the sports medicine, and orthopedic communities, however, can be commonly missed among primary care providers. The following case outlines an active duty 35-yr-old female patient who presented with acute pain on the left ankle and lower leg after she misjudged a step. The injury is a combination of high fibular and medial malleolar fractures with a disruption of the tibiofibular syndesmosis ligaments. This is a result of extreme external rotation and pronation of a fixed foot...
February 5, 2018: Military Medicine
D Alex Stroh, Kenneth DeFontes, Adrian Paez, Brent Parks, Gregory P Guyton
BACKGROUND: Any amount of malreduction of the syndesmotic joint compared with the uninjured syndesmosis has been associated with an adverse effect on functional outcome. The amount of malrotation that may lead to clinically relevant pressure change in this joint has not been reported. Our purpose was to determine whether small degrees of external and internal malrotation would be associated with statistically significant changes in contact pressure in the tibiofibular and talofibular articulations...
September 20, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Robbie Ray, Nina Koohnejad, Nick D Clement, Gary F Keenan
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to present the incidence of clinically significant end stage osteoarthritis (cOA) after syndesmotic fixation of ankle fractures. The secondary aim was to and identify independent predictors of cOA. METHODS: A retrospective review of consecutive patients presenting to a single University affiliated institution between March 2008 and May 2010 was undertaken. Inclusion criteria were ankle fractures with syndesmotic stabilisation...
October 28, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Andrzej Boszczyk, Sławomir Kwapisz, Martin Krümmel, Rene Grass, Stefan Rammelt
BACKGROUND: The study aims at comparing the bony anatomy of the syndesmosis in patients who sustained a high fibular fracture with syndesmosis disruption and that of the non-injured population. We hypothesised that there are certain anatomical features making the syndesmosis susceptible to injury. METHODS: The CT examinations of 75 patients who sustained a high fibular fracture with syndesmosis disruption and control group of 75 patients with unrelated foot problems were compared...
August 16, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Dr Akilesh Anand Prakash
BACKGROUND: Syndesmotic injury and instability poses a diagnostic challenge with unreliable clinical tests and inconsistent radiologic measures. Thus, used widely in clinical practice, there is huge debate pertaining to the reliability and validity of the radiologic parameters used for syndesmotic instability. OBJECTIVE: Hence the purpose of the review was to explore the normal radiologic measures and morphometrics of distal tibiofibular syndesmosis and its relationships, which can aid in diagnosing syndesmotic instability...
February 16, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Ming Zhang, Yun-Feng Chen, Lei Wang, Fan Li, Hai-Feng Wei, Zhong-Min Shi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate clinical characteristics and surgical management of Type III Wagstaffe fracture. METHODS: From August 2012 to July 2015, 13 patients with Type III Wagstaffe fractures were surgically treated. During operation, the cartilage of joint surface was explored. Wagstaffe fragment was fixed with cannulated screw or suture, Chaput fragment was fixed with cannulated screw or plate, and Cotton test was performed to evaluate the stability of syndesmosis during the operation...
April 27, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Jessica E Goetz, Tinnart Sittapairoj, Vinay Hosuru Siddappa, John E Femino, Phinit Phisitkul
BACKGROUND: Syndesmotic malreduction and fractures of the posterior malleolus negatively influence outcomes of rotational ankle fractures. Recent data have shown that posterior malleolus fixation contributes to the stability of the syndesmosis. The purpose of this study was to analyze syndesmotic reduction within the context of different sizes of posterior malleolus fracture fragments and different qualities of reduction. METHODS: A model of stage-IV supination-external rotation injury was created in 9 through-the-knee cadaveric specimens...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
John J Kellett, Gregory A Lovell, David A Eriksen, Matthew J Sampson
Literature on the various techniques for imaging injuries to the ankle syndesmosis to determine the most appropriate imaging modality for diagnosing syndesmosis ligament disruption and instability was reviewed using the following data sources: Pubmed, Google scholar, SportsDiscus, E-journals and PLOSone. Search terms used were: syndesmosis paired with injury, imaging, radiology, X-ray, stress X-ray, arthrography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine scan, CT scan, MRI and arthroscopy. Articles were selected by reading abstracts and the full article if indicated...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Rachael J Da Cunha, Sydney C Karnovsky, William Schairer, Mark C Drakos
PURPOSE: To delineate the prevalence of chondral lesions, in particular full-thickness talar dome lesions, with concurrent arthroscopy in acute ankle fracture open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) and evaluate the impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of prospectively collected registry data at our institution from 2012 to 2016. Consecutive patients who underwent acute ankle fracture ORIF with concurrent arthroscopy were identified...
February 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
S A Dingemans, M F N Birnie, F R K Sanders, M P J van den Bekerom, M Backes, E van Beeck, F W Bloemers, B van Dijkman, E Flikweert, D Haverkamp, H R Holtslag, J M Hoogendoorn, P Joosse, M Parkkinen, G Roukema, N Sosef, B A Twigt, R N van Veen, A H van der Veen, J Vermeulen, J Winkelhagen, B C van der Zwaard, S van Dieren, J C Goslings, T Schepers
BACKGROUND: Syndesmotic injuries are common and their incidence is rising. In case of surgical fixation of the syndesmosis a metal syndesmotic screw is used most often. It is however unclear whether this screw needs to be removed routinely after the syndesmosis has healed. Traditionally the screw is removed after six to 12 weeks as it is thought to hamper ankle functional and to be a source of pain. Some studies however suggest this is only the case in a minority of patients. We therefore aim to investigate the effect of retaining the syndesmotic screw on functional outcome...
January 31, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Daniel Yiang Wu, Eddy Kwok Fai Lam
One of the main objectives of hallux valgus surgery is correction of the metatarsus primus varus deformity by osteotomy, arthrodesis, or soft tissue correction. The syndesmosis procedure uses intermetatarsal cerclage sutures to realign the first metatarsal and also induces a syndesmotic bonding between the first and second metatarsals to prevent metatarsus primus varus deformity recurrence. The purpose of the present study was to demonstrate radiologic evidence of the effectiveness of the syndesmosis concept and to identify the incidence and nature of deformity recurrence...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Jafet Massri-Pugin, Bart Lubberts, Bryan G Vopat, Jonathon C Wolf, Christopher W DiGiovanni, Daniel Guss
BACKGROUND: The deltoid ligament (DL) is the principal ligamentous stabilizer of the medial ankle joint. Little is known, however, about the contribution of the DL toward stabilizing the syndesmosis. The aim of this study was to arthroscopically evaluate whether the DL contributes to syndesmotic stability in the coronal plane. METHODS: Eight above-knee cadaveric specimens were used in this study. A lateral hook test was performed by applying 100 N of lateral force to the fibula in the intact state and after sequential transection of the DL, anterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITFL), interosseous ligament (IOL), and posterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament (PITFL)...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
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