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Acute and Chronic Syndesmotic Injury: The Authors’ Approach to Treatment.

A new interesting article has been published in Foot Ankle Clin. 2018 Dec;23(4):625-637. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Sep 24. Review and titled:

Acute and Chronic Syndesmotic Injury: The Authors’ Approach to Treatment.

Authors of this article are:

Swords M, Brilhault J, Sands A.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Ankle injuries are a common traumatic injury. Rupture to the syndesmosis may occur as a result of these injuries. Strategies for the treatment of both acute and chronic syndesmotic repair are reviewed in detail. Significance of Chaput, Wagstaffe, and posterior malleolus fractures on syndesmotic stability are reviewed. Treatment considerations for total ankle arthroplasty are discussed, and correction of coronal plane deformity as a result of late syndesmotic injury at the time of ankle arthroplasty is outlined.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Ankle arthroplasty;Ankle fracture;Ankle reconstruction;Chaput;Fixation;Incisura;Syndesmosis;Wagstaffe

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