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Post mall fix= syndesmosis fix

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Anna N Miller, Eben A Carroll, Robert J Parker, David L Helfet, Dean G Lorich
BACKGROUND: Fixation of unstable ankle fractures, including fixation of posterior malleolus fracture fragments with the attached, intact posteroinferior tibiofibular ligament (PITFL), reportedly provides more stable fixation than transsyndesmotic screws. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: To confirm this observation we compared the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) and radiographic maintenance of fixation for fractures treated through direct posterior malleolar fixation versus syndesmotic screw fixation...
April 2010: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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