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2022 Mar 05

Foot Ankle Surg

Gravity assisted reduction of ankle (GARA) fractures: Results of a novel technique for relocating displaced ankle fractures in the emergency setting in comparison to traditional manipulation and reduction (TMR) technique.


Ankle fracture displacements cause significant discomfort to the patient and can compromise soft tissues including the neurovascular structures. Prompt reduction and plaster splint application are vital in the early management of these potentially limb-threatening conditions. The process can be distressing for the patient often requiring additional personnel or equipment. We have used a novel technique of Gravity Assisted Reduction of Ankle (GARA) fractures and compared the results with the Traditional Manipulation and Reduction (TMR) technique.