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