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2020 Feb

Int Orthop



Outcome of primary deltoid ligament repair in acute ankle fractures: a meta-analysis of comparative studies.


Salameh M, Alhammoud A, Alkhatib N, Attia AK, Mekhaimar MM, D'Hooghe P, Mahmoud K
Int Orthop. 2020 Feb; 44(2):341-347.
PMID: 31776609.


The indications of deltoid ligament repair in ankle injuries with widened medial clear space in the absence of medial malleolus fracture remain controversial. Many authors reported no difference in long-term functional outcomes, while others stated that persistent medial clear space widening and malreduction are higher when deltoid ligaments went without repair. This meta-analysis aims to report the current published evidence about the outcomes of deltoid ligament repair in ankle fractures.