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Excessively anterior placement of the fibular interfragmentary screw can result in a malreduced ankle syndesmosis – a technical report

Authors Mukhopadhyay, Guha AR, Thomas R, Perera AM, Mullaney P

Published 16 December 2009 Volume 2010:2 Pages 1—4

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/ORR.S8181

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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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