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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232164/effect-of-ct-on-management-plan-in-malleolar-ankle-fractures
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Ashwani Kumar, Puneet Mishra, Anupama Tandon, Rajesh Arora, Manish Chadha
BACKGROUND: Conventionally ankle fractures have been classified using plain radiographs. Because of complex 3-dimensional anatomy and complexity of injuries, plain radiographs may not always be able to clearly depict the complete fracture pattern. There is a paucity of studies regarding the utility of computed tomography (CT) scanning in malleolar ankle fractures (MAFs). Hence, we conducted this study to further understand the role of the CT scan in MAFs. METHODS: A prospective study of 56 consecutive malleolar ankle fractures was conducted...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227459/otosclerosis-with-concomitant-anterior-malleolar-ligament-fixation
#2
Yona Vaisbuch, Davood Karimi Hosseini, John S Oghalai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202979/the-functional-outcome-and-quality-of-life-after-treatment-of-isolated-medial-malleolar-fractures
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Sini Hanhisuanto, Tero Kortekangas, Harri Pakarinen, Tapio Flinkkilä, Hannu-Ville Leskelä
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of isolated medial malleolar fractures is widely debated. The aim of this study is to analyse the different treatment methods. METHODS: The study included 137 patients with an isolated medial malleolar fracture treated at our hospital between 2000 and 2010. Functional outcome was assessed using Olerud-Molander score and health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) was measured with RAND36 item health survey. Patients were sent follow-up questionnaires after an average of 9...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182957/ankle-fracture-correlation-of-lauge-hansen-classification-and-patient-reported-fracture-mechanism
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Andrzej Boszczyk, Marcin Fudalej, Sławomir Kwapisz, Urszula Klimek, Marta Maksymowicz, Bartłomiej Kordasiewicz, Stefan Rammelt
INTRODUCTION: The genetic Lauge-Hansen classification is used for reconstruction of the mechanism of ankle injury. In this study, we addressed the question of agreement between the mechanism of the fracture as postulated by the Lauge-Hansen classification and mechanism reported by the patient in rotational ankle fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Radiographs of 78 patients with acute malleolar fractures were analyzed and compared with fracture mechanisms reported by these patients...
November 21, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181360/tension-band-wiring-is-as-effective-as-a-compression-screw-in-a-neglected-medial-maleolus-non-union-a-case-based-discussion-literature-review
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Rakesh John, Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Ankit Khurana, Sameer Aggarwal, Prasoon Kumar
Introduction: Isolated, neglected medial malleolus nonunion cases are a rare entity in orthopedic literature. All studies (except one) have described the use of compression screws (with or without plates) for medial malleolar nonunion management. In acute fractures, tension band wiring (TBW) has shown excellent results both in biomechanical and in clinical studies. On the contrary, it has seldom been used in nonunion or in neglected cases. Case Report: We describe a 6-month-old neglected medial malleolus gap nonunion case who presented with progressive pain and limp...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172015/tibial-impingement-secondary-to-distal-fibular-lag-screw-placement-a-case-report
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Lu Bai, Wen Zhou, Wen-Tao Zhang, Wei Huang, Hong-Lei Zhang
Impingement, tibial erosions, and "painful hardware" caused by a lag screw used for malleolar fracture stabilization are rare occurrences. We report a case of a symptomatic lag screw, used to fix a distal fibular fracture, that impinged on the distal tibial and causing symptoms. Awareness of the condition and early diagnosis based on thoughtful review of CT images are key to symptom alleviation. A review of the published data on the complication of "painful hardware" following ankle fracture fixation is also presented...
November 17, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162248/predicting-syndesmotic-injuries-in-ankle-fractures-a-new-system-based-on-the-medial-malleolar-focus
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Enrique Sánchez-Morata, José Carlos Martínez-Ávila, Elena Vacas Sánchez, Verónica Jiménez Díaz, Jaime Zorrilla Sánchez de Neyra, Jesús Vilá Y Rico
The early establishment of the diagnosis of a syndesmotic injury is essential for treatment selection. However, such injuries may not be apparent radiographically. Previous studies have attempted to describe correlations between medial malleolar fracture geometry and syndesmotic disruption. The main objective of this study was to create predictive models for assessing syndesmotic injuries based on an originally described angle, i.e., the medial crural-focal angle (MCFA). This study included 138 ankle fractures involving the medial malleolus...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158644/injury-mechanism-fracture-characteristics-and-clinical-treatment-of-pilon-fracture-with-intact-fibula-a-retrospective-study-of-23-pilon-fractures
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Jiang Liangjun, Zheng Qiang, Li Hang, Pan Zhijun
Objective: The effect of intact fibula on pilon fracture is not completely elucidated. We retrospectively analysed pilon fractures with intact fibula at our hospital over a 4 year period to understand the injury mechanism, fracture characteristics, treatment strategy and prognosis of this fracture. Methods: Pilon fracture patients with intact fibula treated in our hospital from January 2010 to December 2014 were observed. OA/ATO fracture type, Ruedi-Allgower classification and fracture characteristics were summarised...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149841/establishment-of-rat-ankle-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-model-induced-by-malleolus-fracture
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Dawei Liang, Jian Sun, Fangyuan Wei, Jianzhong Zhang, Pengcui Li, Yingke Xu, Xianwen Shang, Jin Deng, Ting Zhao, Lei Wei
BACKGROUND: Malleolar fracture, which is present in 37-53% of human ankle osteoarthritis (OA), is the most common type of fracture in the ankle joint. In spite of this, no rat animal model has been developed for this type of injury to date. Here, we established a rat ankle post-traumatic OA (PTOA) model induced by malleolar fracture; this model will be useful in ankle OA research. METHODS: Two-month-old male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into 2 groups (n = 19 per group): 1) malleolus articular fracture, dislocation, and immediate reduction on the right joints and 2) malleolus articular fracture on the right ankle...
November 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149741/the-isolated-posterior-malleolar-fracture-and-syndesmotic-instability-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Diederik P J Smeeing, Roderick M Houwert, Moyo C Kruyt, Falco Hietbrink
INTRODUCTION: Ankle fractures are among the most common type of fractures in the lower extremity. A posterior malleolar fracture is frequently part of a more complex ankle fracture and only in rare cases it occurs as isolated injury. Posterior malleolar fractures often occur with associated injuries, such as a Maisonneuve fracture or with bi- or trimalleolar ligamentous injuries. Knowledge about these associated injuries is essential to prevent missed diagnoses. The aim of this article is to describe the isolated posterior malleolar fracture, the possible associated injuries, the diagnostic work-up and therapeutic consequences...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146221/takedown-of-ankle-arthrodesis-with-insufficient-fibula-surgical-technique-and-intermediate-term-follow-up
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John M Schuberth, Jeffrey C Christensen, Chad Seidenstricker
Conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty has recently gained popularity. However, technical challenges are present when treating patients without a sufficient fibular buttress. We describe a technique for restoration of an adequate fibular buttress using an iliac crest bone graft or malleolar relocation. The results of 10 patients with an average follow-up period of 56 (range 24 to 123) months are presented. Of the 10 patients, 3 underwent tricortical iliac bone augmentation of the fibula, 4 underwent repositioning of the remnant fibula, and in 3, the in situ fibula was used...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145965/increased-cytokine-levels-and-histological-changes-in-cartilage-synovial-cells-and-synovial-fluid-after-malleolar-fractures
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Alexandre L Godoy-Santos, Lucas Ranzoni, Walcy R Teodoro, Vera Capelozzi, Pedro Giglio, Tulio Diniz Fernandes, Stefan Rammelt
BACKGROUND: Malleolar fractures are among the most common fractures in the human skeleton with a high risk of later development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA). The acute ankle injury initiates a sequence of events potentially leading to progressive articular surface damage resulting from inflammatory changes in cartilage, synovial tissue and synovial fluid. We hypothesised that in the acute phase of ankle fracture, these changes occur at the same time in the different tissues. METHODS: Specimens of chondral tissue, synovial tissue and synovial fluid were collected from 16 patients with acute articular ankle fracture (study group)...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092989/an-evolution-in-the-management-of-fractures-of-the-ankle-safety-and-efficacy-of-posteromedial-approach-for-haraguchi-type-2-posterior-malleolar-fractures
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N Bali, I Aktselis, A Ramasamy, S Mitchell, P Fenton
AIMS: There has been an evolution recently in the management of unstable fractures of the ankle with a trend towards direct fixation of a posterior malleolar fragment. Within these fractures, Haraguchi type 2 fractures extend medially and often cannot be fixed using a standard posterolateral approach. Our aim was to describe the posteromedial approach to address these fractures and to assess its efficacy and safety. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a review of 15 patients with a Haraguchi type 2 posterior malleolar fracture which was fixed using a posteromedial approach...
November 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079241/ankle-fracture-associated-with-rupture-of-the-achilles-tendon-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Mohammed Elmajee, Asan Rafee, Tolupe Williams
Solitary ankle fracture or Achilles Tendon (AT) rupture might not be an uncommon injury. However, concomitant ipsilateral ankle fracture with AT rupture is rare. The present report discusses this rare combination. A 30-year-old female had fallen while rock climbing and sustained a closed fracture of the medial malleolus with an ipsilateral complete AT rupture. Most of the reported cases had similar patterns, not only in terms of history, but also in terms of a similar fracture pattern. This rare combination of orthopedic injuries tends to occur when an abrupt excessive force is applied to the forefoot, with subsequent ankle hyperextension or hindfoot inversion...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062213/antiglide-versus-lateral-plate-fixation-for-danis-weber-type-b-malleolar-fractures-caused-by-supination-external-rotation-injury
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Miroslav Kilian, Peter Csörgö, Silvia Vajczikova, Jan Luha, Radoslav Zamborsky
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional results and the frequency of complications in the distal fibula Danis-Weber type B fractures caused by supination-external rotation injury in a group of lateral and antiglide plate fixation. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated 44 patients with a minimum of one-year follow-up. Patients were divided into two groups: one lateral plate group (24 patients) and group with an antiglide plate (20 patients)...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058951/stability-of-the-syndesmosis-after-posterior-malleolar-fracture-fixation
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Matthew A Miller, Tyler C McDonald, Matthew L Graves, Clay A Spitler, George V Russell, LaRita C Jones, William Replogle, Jeremy A Wise, Josie Hydrick, Patrick F Bergin
BACKGROUND: We sought to define the rate of syndesmotic instability after anatomic reduction of the posterior malleolus when posterior stabilization of a trimalleolar or trimalleolar equivalent ankle fracture was chosen vs when a supine position and initially conservative management of the posterior elements was chosen. METHODS: The types of syndesmotic and posterior malleolar fixation used to treat adult patients with ankle fractures involving the posterior malleolus at our level I trauma center were retrospectively assessed (N = 198)...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029574/early-postoperative-infection-following-open-reduction-internal-fixation-repair-of-closed-malleolar-fractures
#17
Meredith A Schade, Christopher S Hollenbeak
BACKGROUND: Early postoperative infection (EPI) following hardware placement in patients with malleolar fractures is a serious complication. Identifying factors that place patients at risk for early infection may help target interventions to prevent infections. METHODS: Data for the study included all adult patients who underwent operative management for closed malleolar fracture from 2006 to 2013 in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Characteristics of patients with and without EPI were compared using univariate tests...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979587/operative-treatment-of-posterior-malleolar-fractures
#18
Xiaojun Duan, Anish R Kadakia
Fractures of the posterior malleolus can occur in conjunction with fibular and medial malleolar fractures or in isolation. The indications for fixation of the posterior malleolus remain controversial except for the fragment sizes. A number of different surgical approaches and techniques for internal fixation of posterior malleolar fractures have been reported. Newer techniques such as direct exposure and plating of the posterior malleolus are chosen more frequently than traditional techniques of indirect reduction and percutaneous screw fixation...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952792/comparison-of-ankle-joint-visualization-between-the-70%C3%A2-and-30%C3%A2-arthroscopes-a-cadaveric-study
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Ichiro Tonogai, Fumio Hayashi, Yoshihiro Tsuruo, Koichi Sairyo
Ankle arthroscopy is an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool. Arthroscopic ankle surgery for anterior ankle impingement or osteochondral lesions (OCLs) is mostly performed with a 30° arthroscope; however, visualization of lesions is sometimes difficult. This study sought to compare ankle joint visualization between 70° and 30° arthroscopes and clarify the effectiveness of 70° arthroscopy. Standard anterolateral and anteromedial portals were placed with 4-mm 70° or 30° angled arthroscopes in a fresh 77-year-old male cadaveric ankle...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951649/experience-of-supracondylar-cheveron-osteotomy-for-genu-valgum-in-115-adolescent-knees
#20
Jatin Prakash, Tankeswar Boruah, Anil Mehtani, Suresh Chand, Hitesh Lal
PURPOSE: Medial close wedge Coventry type osteotomy is commonly performed procedure for adoloscent Genu valgum. However this osteotomy has some inherent problems, a wedge resection causes shortening of affected site. An additional plate for stabilization causes increase in soft tissue dissection and surgical time. A cheveron osteotomy is an alternative procedure, not requiring any internal fixation due to its inherent stability. We started this study with aim to analyze the results of Cheveron osteotomy, to see if the osteotomy was stable enough without implants, time required for healing of osteotomy, post-operative range of motion, limb length discrepancy and to evaluate any other complication...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
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