Management of adult ankle fractures

Sarraf, Khaled M.; Shearman, Alexander D.; Houlihan-Burne, David; Thevendran, Gowreeson
March 2013
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Mar2013, Vol. 74 Issue 3, pC41
Academic Journal
The article discusses the treatment and management of adult ankle fractures. It presents two treatment methods: non-operative, in which surgery can be replaced by exercise or is simply avoided to prevent abnormal contact pressures in the ankle joint or to reduce risk of post-traumatic osteoarthritis; and operative, in which surgery is necessary to restore the fibula length or to deal with syndesmotic injury. Further, it discusses the treatment of such injuries in patients with diabetes mellitus. INSET: KEY POINTS.


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