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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Kaj T A Lambers, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Job N Doornberg, Sjoerd A S Stufkens, C Niek van Dijk, Peter Kloen
BACKGROUND: There is sparse information in the literature on the outcome of Maisonneuve-type pronation-external rotation ankle fractures treated with syndesmotic screws. The primary aim of this study was to determine the long-term results of such treatment of these fractures as indicated by standardized patient-based and physician-based outcome measures. The secondary aim was to identify predictors of the outcome with use of bivariate and multivariate statistical analysis. METHODS: Fifty patients with pronation-external rotation (predominantly Maisonneuve) fractures were treated with open reduction and internal fixation of the syndesmosis utilizing only one or two screws...
September 4, 2013: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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