Operative treatment of ankle fractures: A minimum ten-year follow-up

Day, G. A., Swanson, C. and Hulcombe, B. G. (2001) Operative treatment of ankle fractures: A minimum ten-year follow-up. Foot & Ankle International, 22 2: 102-106.

Author Day, G. A.
Swanson, C.
Hulcombe, B. G.
Title Operative treatment of ankle fractures: A minimum ten-year follow-up
Journal name Foot & Ankle International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1071-1007
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 102
End page 106
Total pages 5
Editor Lowell D. Lutter
Place of publication USA
Publisher American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
321017 Orthopaedics
730109 Surgical methods and procedures
Abstract The long-term outcome of 25 patients with bimalleolar fractures of the ankle was assessed ten to fourteen years following their fractures using the Phillips scoring system. All patients had undergone open reduction and anatomical internal fixation (as described in their operative notes in the medical records). 52 % of patients had a good or excellent overall outcome while 24% had a poor overall outcome. This study has the longest follow-up period (10 to 14 years) to date on the outcomes of internal fixation of bimalleolar ankle fractures and demonstrates a higher percentage of poorer outcomes than has been previously described. This trend appears to be predictable as other studies with shorter term follow-up have already established a trend of increasing radiological evidence of post-traumatic arthritis with successively longer-term outcome reports.
Keyword Ankle fracture
Internal fixation
Q-Index Code C1

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