OTA 2014: Syndesmotic fixation offers no benefit in SER IV ankle fractures
Syndesmotic Fixation in Supination–External Rotation Ankle Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Study at a Minimum of 4 Years of Follow-up
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A total of 140 patients diagnosed with Lauge-Hansen supination-external rotation (SER) IV ankle fractures were identified in this prospective randomized trial. 24 patients were identified as having an unstable syndesmosis (external rotation stress test) comparatively to the ipsilateral ankle, and were randomly allocated to either receive syndesmotic screw fixation or no syndesmotic fixation. The r...
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