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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708780/syndesmotic-ankle-fractures-a-systematic-review
#1
James D Michelson, Michael Wright, Michael Blankstein
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis and treatment of syndesmotic ankle fractures is controversial. This systematic review was performed to clarify the current understanding addressing several clinical questions that arise in the treatment of such injuries DATA SOURCES:: The English language literature was searched using PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science. The search terms were "syndesmosis" or "syndesmotic" in combination with the terms "ankle fracture" or "fracture". The included dates were between 1967 and July 2015...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697074/repair-of-bimalleolar-ankle-fracture
#2
Nina Fisher, Abiola Atanda, Stephanie Swensen, Kenneth A Egol
PURPOSE: The incidence of ankle fractures is rapidly increasing in geriatric populations. Of the 4 fracture patterns described by the Lauge-Hansen classification system, supination-external rotation (SER) accounts for most ankle fractures. This video demonstrates surgical repair of a SER type 4 ankle fracture in a geriatric patient. METHODS: SER type 4 ankle fractures are considered unstable and are generally treated with surgical fixation. After placement of plate and screws, intraoperative stress tests can be used to assess for syndesmotic widening...
August 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676078/a-systematic-review-of-suture-button-versus-syndesmotic-screw-in-the-treatment-of-distal-tibiofibular-syndesmosis-injury
#3
Pei Zhang, Yuan Liang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Now, using a suture-button device to treat distal tibiofibular syndesmotic injuries is overwhelming due to its advantages over screw fixation. Current systematic review was conducted to make a comparison between suture-button fixation and traditionally screw fixation in the treatment of syndesmotic injuries. The outcomes included functional outcomes, implant removal, implant failure, malreduction, post-operative complications (except implant failure and malreduction), and cost-effectiveness aspects...
July 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675813/radiological-assessment-of-ankle-syndesmotic-reduction
#4
Constantinos Louis Loizou, Alexis Sudlow, Ruaraidh Collins, David Loveday, George Smith
INTRODUCTION: The intraoperative assessment of adequacy of syndesmotic reduction is challenging. The aim of this study was to develop a radiographic measure based on the lateral ankle view to assess both the normal and abnormal relationship between the tibia and fibula after simulated syndesmotic malreduction and to evaluate the effect on commonly used mortise measurements. METHODS: Mortise and talar dome lateral radiographs were obtained in eight fresh-frozen cadaveric specimens before and following syndesmosis division and posterior fibular displacement of 2mm increments...
May 3, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665565/-isolated-lesions-of-the-distal-tibiofibular-syndesmosis
#5
Morad Mohamad, Victor Dubois-Ferrière
A tibiofibular syndesmotic injury is rare, accounting 6 % of ankle sprain. The diagnosis can be difficult and is often likened to a lateral ankle sprain. Clinical signs are more subtle and pains are located above the joint line tibiotalar. These lesions should be considered in athletes with pain or trauma to the ankle. Late diagnosis is associated with significant morbidity up to osteoarthritis of the ankle. The management of these lesions is paramount and surgery may be necessary. The purpose of our article is to highlight this condition to increase the diagnosis rate and get our patients optimum recovery...
July 13, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663388/when-is-a-simple-fracture-of-the-lateral-malleolus-not-so-simple-how-to-assess-stability-which-ones-to-fix-and-the-role-of-the-deltoid-ligament
#6
N Gougoulias, A Sakellariou
Stable fractures of the ankle can be safely treated non-operatively. It is also gradually being recognised that the integrity of the 'medial column' is essential for the stability of the fracture. It is generally thought that bi- and tri-malleolar fractures are unstable, as are pronation external rotation injuries resulting in an isolated high fibular fracture (Weber type-C), where the deltoid ligament is damaged or the medial malleolus fractured. However, how best to identify unstable, isolated, trans-syndesmotic Weber type-B supination external rotation (SER) fractures of the lateral malleolus remains controversial...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645547/an-alternative-strategy-for-treatment-of-distal-tibiofibular-syndesmotic-disruption-a-technical-note
#7
Jin-Tao Qu, Guo-Hua Shi, Yang-Cai Wang, Jian Li, Ji-Wu Dong, Yue Hu
Metal screws are the most widely used in treating syndesmotic injuries; however, failure and the rigidity of the screws can threaten the success of the treatment and increase the cost of care. We performed open reduction and internal fixation of a fibula fracture followed by fixation of the tibiofibular joint with an olive wire and one half of an external fixator. We present a review of 1 patient treated with this material. We believe this method to be a physiologic fixation system with the advantage of being safe, inexpensive, adjustable, and effective; however, further clinical investigation and comparison to other methods is needed in order to better understand it clinical utility...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634682/searching-for-the-sweet-spot-the-foot-rotation-and-parallel-engagement-of-ankle-ligaments-in-maximizing-injury-tolerance
#8
Bingbing Nie, Jason L Forman, Alexander R Mait, John-Paul Donlon, Matthew B Panzer, Richard W Kent
Ligament sprains, defined as tearing of bands of fibrous tissues within ligaments, account for a majority of injuries to the foot and ankle complex in field-based sports. External rotation of the foot is considered the primary injury mechanism of syndesmotic ankle sprains with concomitant flexion and inversion/eversion associated with particular patterns of ligament trauma. However, the influence of the magnitude and direction of loading vectors to the ankle on the in situ stress state of the ligaments has not been quantified in the literature...
June 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633789/displaced-salter-harris-type-i-distal-fibula-fractures-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#9
Jeremy Korsh, Stephen Adolfsen
Salter-Harris type I (SH-I) fractures of the distal fibula are commonly encountered in pediatric orthopedics. We describe 2 unique cases of adolescents with completely displaced SH-I distal fibula fractures that were treated operatively. In the first case, a closed reduction attempt failed and the patient required open reduction and internal fixation of the distal fibula and syndesmosis. The syndesmotic ligaments were avulsed from the distal fibular metaphysis. In the second case, closed reduction of the distal fibula fracture was partially successful, but anatomic reduction could not be achieved without open reduction...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633770/a-24-month-follow-up-of-a-custom-made-suture-button-assembly-for-syndesmotic-injuries-of-the-ankle
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Mohamed A Imam, Ahmed Matthana, Ji Wan Kim, Mohamed Nabil
In the present retrospective analysis, we introduce a custom suture-button fixation device for acute ankle syndesmotic injuries that allows for early weightbearing without another planned operation for hardware removal. We evaluated 87 consecutive ankles in 87 patients (49 males [56.32%] and 38 females [43.68%]). Of the 87 patients, 15 (17.24%) withdrew or were lost to follow-up, leaving 72 patients (82.76%) in the present study. Their mean age was 35.2 (range 17 to 67) years. Nineteen patients (26.39%) presented with a pure syndesmotic disruption, and 53 (73...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633768/comparing-different-surgical-techniques-for-addressing-the-posterior-malleolus-in-supination-external-rotation-ankle-fractures-and-the-need-for-syndesmotic-screw-fixation
#11
Mengnai Li, Rachel C Collier, Brian W Hill, Nathaniel Slinkard, Thuan V Ly
Trimalleolar ankle fractures are unstable injuries with possible syndesmotic disruption. Recent data have described inherent morbidity associated with screw fixation of the syndesmosis, including the potential for malreduction, hardware irritation, and post-traumatic arthritis. The posterior malleolus is an important soft tissue attachment for the posterior inferior syndesmosis ligament. We hypothesized that fixation of a sizable posterior malleolar (PM) fracture in supination external rotation type IV (SER IV) ankle fractures would act to stabilize the syndesmosis and minimize or eliminate the need for trans-syndesmotic fixation...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594486/challenges-and-controversies-of-foot-and-ankle-trauma
#12
Cyrus E Taghavi, Michael Isiah Sandlin, David B Thordarson
Traumatic injury to the foot and ankle can result in long-term disability, which may have substantial negative implications on a patient's functional outcomes and quality of life. The diagnosis and appropriate management of these challenging injuries are not always agreed on or straightforward. In particular, the appropriate diagnosis and management of distal tibiofibular syndesmotic injuries as well as the surgical approach and role of primary subtalar arthrodesis for intra-articular calcaneal fractures are controversial...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578099/free-vascularised-fibular-flap-harvesting-in-children-an-analysis-of-donor-site-morbidity
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M Barla, E Polirsztok, E Peltié, J-L Jouve, R Legré, G Dautel, S Barbary, P Journeau
BACKGROUND: The free vascularised fibular flap (FVFF) is widely used to treat bone defects, although it must be harvested from a healthy site. The objective of this study was to assess clinical morbidity and radiological changes at the FVFF donor site in children. HYPOTHESIS: Distal fibular stabilisation using a tibial strut decreases the prevalence of valgus ankle deformity. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Thirty-one children managed at two centres between 1994 and 2014 were included...
May 31, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539054/anatomic-structures-at-risk-when-utilizing-an-intramedullary-nail-for-distal-fibular-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
#14
David A Goss, Christopher W Reb, Terrence M Philbin
BACKGROUND: Retrograde intramedullary fibular nail fixation is being utilized with increasing frequency, particularly in patients at higher risk of wound complications. The purpose of this anatomic study was to assess the relative risk to nearby anatomic structures when implanting a contemporary retrograde locked intramedullary fibular nail. METHODS: Ten human cadaveric lower extremities were instrumented with a fibular nail. The cadavers were dissected. The shortest distance, in millimeters (mm), between the site of procedural steps and nearby named structures of interest (ie, sural nerve, superficial peroneal nerve, and the peroneal tendons) was measured and recorded...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508007/five-year-outcomes-after-treatment-for-acute-instability-of-the-tibiofibular-syndesmosis-using-a-suture-button-fixation-system
#15
Paul F Förschner, Knut Beitzel, Andreas B Imhoff, Stefan Buchmann, Georg Feuerriegel, Felix Hofmann, Dimitrios C Karampinos, Pia Jungmann, Jonas Pogorzelski
BACKGROUND: Suture-button repair is a widely accepted surgical treatment for acute and isolated ankle syndesmosis injuries. To our knowledge, midterm results have not previously been reported. PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical, qualitative, and quantitative radiological midterm outcomes of suture-button repair after acute isolated ankle syndesmosis injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Clinical outcomes were measured using the Foot and Ankle Disability Index (FADI) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473957/syndesmotic-internalbrace-tm-for-anatomic-distal-tibiofibular-ligament-augmentation
#16
Markus Regauer, Gordon Mackay, Mirjam Lange, Christian Kammerlander, Wolfgang Böcker
Reconstruction of unstable syndesmotic injuries is not trivial, and there is no generally accepted treatment guidelines. Thus, there still remain considerable controversies regarding diagnosis, classification and treatment of syndesmotic injuries. Syndesmotic malreduction is the most common indication for early re-operation after ankle fracture surgery, and widening of the ankle mortise by only 1 mm decreases the contact area of the tibiotalar joint by 42%. Outcome of ankle fractures with syndesmosis injury is worse than without, even after surgical syndesmotic stabilization...
April 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471914/medial-clamp-tine-positioning-affects-ankle-syndesmosis-malreduction
#17
Christopher T Cosgrove, Sara M Putnam, Steven M Cherney, William M Ricci, Amanda Spraggs-Hughes, Christopher M McAndrew, Michael J Gardner
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the position of the medial clamp tine during syndesmotic reduction affected reduction accuracy. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Urban Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: Seventy-two patients with operatively treated syndesmotic injuries. INTERVENTION: Patients underwent operative fixation of their ankle syndesmotic injuries using reduction forceps. The position of the medial clamp tine was then recorded with intraoperative fluoroscopy...
August 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462686/midterm-outcome-of-the-agility-total-ankle-arthroplasty
#18
Steven M Raikin, Kristin Sandrowski, Justin M Kane, David Beck, Brian S Winters
BACKGROUND: Ankle arthritis is a debilitating condition that causes severe functional impairment. While arthrodesis has been the gold standard of surgical treatment for this condition, significant improvements in total ankle arthroplasty have made it a viable alternative. The purpose of this study was to look at the midterm follow-up of the Agility total ankle. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data was conducted on 127 consecutive Agility total ankles implanted between 2002 and 2009...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457169/arthroscopic-correlates-of-subtle-syndesmotic-injury
#19
Gregory P Guyton, Kenneth DeFontes, Cameron R Barr, Brent G Parks, Lyn M Camire
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic criteria for identifying syndesmotic disruption have been variable and subjective. We aimed to quantify syndesmotic disruption arthroscopically using a standardized measurement device. METHODS: Ten cadaveric lower extremity specimens were tested in intact state and after serial sectioning of the syndesmotic structures (anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament [AiTFL], interosseous ligament [IOL], posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament [PiTFL], deltoid)...
May 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439310/syndesmosis-injuries-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-athlete-an-analysis-of-risk-factors-related-to-operative-intervention
#20
D E Kramer, M X Cleary, P E Miller, Y-M Yen, B J Shore
PURPOSE: To review all paediatric ankle syndesmotic injuries occurring at our institution and identify risk factors associated with operative intervention. METHODS: Among 22 873 evaluations for ankle trauma, we found 220 children suffering from syndesmotic injuries (incidence: 0.96%). We recorded demographic data, details of the injury, features on examination and treatment variables. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression modelling was performed to identify risk factors associated with operative intervention...
2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
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