Current concepts in ankle fractures

Patrick J. Tansey, Jie Chen, Vinod K. Panchbhavi

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Abstract

Ankle fractures are among the most common orthopaedic injuries. Operative management is performed in unstable ankle fracture patterns to restore the stability and native kinematics of the ankle mortise and minimize the risk of post-traumatic degenerative changes. In this study, we review current concepts in ankle fracture management, including posterior malleolus fixation, syndesmosis fixation, deltoid ligament repair, fibular nailing, and early weightbearing, from both a biomechanical and clinical perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102260
JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Ankle fractures
  • Fixation techniques
  • Joint instability
  • Orthopaedic surgical procedures
  • Tibiotalar joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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