Excessively anterior placement of the fibular interfragmentary screw can result in a malreduced ankle syndesmosis – a technical report
S Mukhoapadhyay1, A R Guha1, R Thomas1, A M Perera1, P Mullaney2
1Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit, 2Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Abstract: The detection of often missed, syndesmotic injury in ankle fractures is important to reduce unacceptable clinical outcomes including possible future ankle arthritis. A case is presented in which the malpositioning of an interfragmentary screw has caused malreduction of syndesmosis.
Keywords: syndesmotic injury, ankle fracture, arthritis
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