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2020 Jul 08

Int Orthop

Ankle joint re-balancing in the management of ankle fracture malunion using fibular lengthening: prospective clinical-radiological results at mid-term follow-up.


Mosca M, Buda R, Ceccarelli F, Fuiano M, Vocale E, Massimi S, Benedetti M G, Grassi A, Caravelli S, Zaffagnini S
Int Orthop. 2020 Jul 08.
PMID: 32642824.


An unsatisfactory reduction and internal fixation of an ankle fracture can result in an alteration of the anatomical axes and distribution of the load on the ankle, with consequent development of chronic pain and articular degeneration. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of the articular re-balancing with realignment and lengthening of the fibula in case of malunited distal fibular fractures.