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Syndesmotic screw fixation vs. no fixation in supination-external rotation ankle fractures

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January 2015

Syndesmotic screw fixation vs. no fixation in supination-external rotation ankle fractures

Vol: 4| Issue: 1| Number:16| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Syndesmotic Fixation in Supination-External Rotation Ankle Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Study

Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Oct;35(10):988-95.

Contributing Authors:
TH Kortekangas HJ Pakarinen O Savola J Niinimäki S Lepojärvi P Ohtonen T Flinkkilä J Ristiniemi

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Synopsis

24 patients undergoing surgical treatment for a supination-external rotation (SER) IV (Weber B) ankle fracture and intraoperatively confirmed syndesmosis disruption were randomized to syndesmotic screw fixation or no syndesmotic screw fixation. The purpose of this mid-term follow-up was to compare pain, function, and radiological results between treatment groups. With the numbers available, no sig...

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