Although the treatment of ankle fractures is often straightforward, several controversies remain. This article reviews the need for open reduction and internal fixation of the displaced supination-external rotation fracture, and contrasts the studies that mandate anatomic reduction with clinical results. The many issues surrounding syndesmosis fixation are also reviewed, including the need for fixation of distal fractures and the timing of screw fixation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||841-851, vi|
|Journal||Foot and ankle clinics|
|State||Published - Dec 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine