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By Pat Levine DPM
Ezequiel Palmanovich, Yaron S Brin, Lior Laver, Benny Kish, Meir Nyska, Iftach Hetsroni
PURPOSE: Despite the high incidence of cases of minimally displaced lateral or posterior malleolus ankle fractures, treatment guidelines are still an issue of controversy. The purpose of this study was to delineate treatment preferences among orthopaedic surgeons in these fractures with and without concomitant posterior malleolus fractures. We hypothesized that concomitant minimally displaced fractures of the posterior malleolus can shift treatment preference towards operative intervention...
May 2014: International Orthopaedics
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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