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Vol:213 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14338
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Routine vs. On-Demand Removal of Syndesmotic Screws in Ankle Fractures

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OrthoEvidence. Routine vs. On-Demand Removal of Syndesmotic Screws in Ankle Fractures. ACE Report. 2022;213(1):1. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Functional outcome of routine versus on-demand removal of the syndesmotic screw: a multicentre randomized controlled trial.

Bone Joint J . 2021 Nov;103-B(11):1709-1716.

Contributing Authors:
FRK Sanders MF Birnie SA Dingemans MPJ Van den Bekerom M Parkkinen RN van Veen group RODEO collaborator JC Goslings T Schepers

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One hundred and ninety seven patients who underwent operative fixation of an ankle syndesmotic injury were randomized to receive routine removal (n=93) or on-demand removal (104) of their syndesmotic screw after surgery. The primary outcome was function as measured by the Olerud-Molander Ankle Score (OMAS). Secondary outcomes of interest included pain, range of motion and complications.

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