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Revision Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle and Syndesmosis Malunions.


Clare MP, Berkowitz MJ
Instr Course Lect. 2019; 68:265-274.
PMID: 32032064.


Malreduction of the fibula and syndesmosis remains a common complication associated with the surgical management of ankle fractures. This malreduction leads to profound alterations in the biomechanics of the ankle, leading to chronic pain and premature degenerative changes of the ankle. It is possible to correct many fibular and syndesmotic malunions with reconstructive surgical techniques, of which there are several for revising and salvaging the malreduced ankle mortise and tibiofibular syndesmosis.