PMID: 44088Oct 1, 1979

Ossifications of soft parts after operative treatment of luxation fractures of the ankle joint (author's transl)

Aktuelle Traumatologie
W StarkeH Schilling


Operative treatment of luxation fractures of the ankle joint has caused a drop in poor late results, to one-quarter of the total number of patients compared with about one-half with the conservative procedure. Part of the unsatisfactory results is caused by ossifications in region of the interosseous membrane and tibiofibular syndesmoses. The incidence of such ossifications within a closed series of 200 own operatively treated cases was examined and pathogenetic factors were discussed. Further improvement of the treatment results of ankle joint fractures appears possible via subtle operation technique and omission of routine application of fixation screws for safeguarding lesions of the syndesmoses.

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Distal Tibiofibular Joint Structure
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