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Volume:8 Issue:12 Number:6 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12051
Ace Report Cover Trauma

OTA 2019: Tightrope & screw fixation result in different pattern of diastasis in syndesmosis injury

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2019: Tightrope & screw fixation result in different pattern of diastasis in syndesmosis injury. ACE Report. 2019;8(12):6. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/12051

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

Tightrope versus Screw Fixation of the Tibio-Fibular Syndesmosis: A Long-Term CT Evaluation of Maintenance of Reduction

Contributing Authors: PS Schneider Jaclyn Thoren Duncan Cushnie Christopher Del Balso T Harrison C Tieszer D Sanders

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Syndesmotic injuries can be fixed using suture button (Tightrope) or screw fixation. Another abstract presented at OTA 2019 revealed better five-year results with suture button fixation. This study performed a pre-planned subgroup analysis of randomized controlled trial. 42 patients were included, and contralateral ankles served as controls. Overall, Tightrope fixation resulted in greater diastasi...

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