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Volume:8 Issue:11 Number:12 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12054
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OTA 2019: Suture button superior to syndesmotic screw at five years

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2019: Suture button superior to syndesmotic screw at five years. ACE Report. 2019;8(11):12. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/12054

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

Better Outcome for Suture Button Compared to Single Syndesmotic Screw for Syndesmosis Injury: 5- Year Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: BW Raeder W Figved JE Madsen F Frihagen SB Jacobsen Mette Renate Anderson

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Acute syndesmotic injures are commonly associated with ankle fractures, and can have long-term implications on patient function and stability. Suture buttons and syndesmotic screws are the two most commonly used techniques to treat these injuries. The authors randomized 97 patients to suture button versus syndesmotic screw fixation. Outcomes included the American Orthoapedic Foot & Ankle Society A...

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