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RCT
ACE Report #12089
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

TightRope vs screw fixation for treatment of fibular fracture and tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Improved Reduction of the Tibiofibular Syndesmosis With TightRope Compared With Screw Fixation: Results of a Randomized Controlled Study

J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Nov;33(11):531-537.

Contributing Authors: D Sanders P Schneider M Taylor C Tieszer AR Lawendy

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Synopsis

103 patients with fibular fractures proximal to an associated syndesmosis injury were randomized to receive internal reduction and fixation with either a knotless TightRope device or screw fixation. Outcomes of interest included radiographic outcomes, the Foot and Ankle Disability Index (FADI), the EQ-5D quality of life questionnaire, the Olerud-Molander (OM) Ankle score, the rate of unplanned re-...

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