Injuries to the ankle syndesmosis

Tyler J. Van Heest, Paul M. Lafferty

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▶ Despite being common, syndesmotic injuries are challenging to diagnose and treat. ▶ Anatomic reduction of the ankle syndesmosis is critical for good clinical outcomes. ▶ Intraoperative three-dimensional radiography and direct syndesmotic visualization can improve rates of anatomic reduction. ▶ The so-called gold-standard syndesmotic screw fixation is being brought increasingly into question as new fixation techniques emerge. ▶ Syndesmotic screw removal remains controversial, but may allow spontaneous correction of malreductions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-613
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2 2014


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