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Volume:6 Issue:10 Number:67 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #10657
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

OTA2018: Is routine screw removal necessary following syndesmotic stabilization?

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Screw Removal Effects Within the Syndesmosis (ScREWS Trial)

Contributing Authors: A Nabet N Erdle C Skeehan C Smith

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32 patients with a syndesmosis injury following ankle fracture and underwent syndesmotic screw fixation were randomized to either screw removal or screw retention after 3 months. Patients were assessed for functional outcome on the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) after 1 year. Only 16 patients were available for analysis, but results demonstrated no significant difference in FAOS score at 1 ye...

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