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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Todd A Irwin, John Lien, Anish R Kadakia
Posterior malleolus fractures are a common component of ankle fractures. The morphology is variable; these fractures range from small posterolateral avulsion injuries to large displaced fracture fragments. The integrity of the posterior malleolus and its ligamentous attachment is important for tibiotalar load transfer, posterior talar stability, and rotatory ankle stability. Fixation of posterior malleolus fractures in the setting of rotational ankle injuries has certain benefits, such as restoring articular congruity and rotatory ankle stability, as well as preventing posterior talar translation, but current indications are unclear...
January 2013: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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