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Injury-specific treatment had similar results in posterior malleolus fractures vs similar ligamentous injuries

Orthopedics Today—May 21, 2018

Orthopedics Today featured a recent study by HSS orthopedic trauma surgeon David L. Helfet, MD. Published in The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, findings indicated that stage four rotational ankle fractures with posterior malleolus fractures had similar outcomes to ligamentous-equivalent injuries.

"There was no significant difference in functional outcomes of patients who had supination/pronation external rotation four ankle injuries with posterior malleolar fractures vs. [posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament] PITFL injuries as long as each was treated operatively in an injury-specific manner," said Dr. Helfet.

According to the article, Dr. Helfet and his colleagues collected foot and ankle outcome scores for 187 ankle fractures.

Read the full article at healio.com [registration required].

 

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