alexa Ilizarov ring fixator for a difficult case of ankle syndesmosis disruption.
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Anthropology

Author(s): Relwani J, Lahoti O, Orakwe S

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Abstract Syndesmotic stabilization is recommended for tibiofibular diastasis, a Maisonneuve fracture, or syndesmotic instability after fixation of distal tibia-fibula fractures. In the case presented, a syndesmotic stabilization was performed with a screw inserted 2 cm above the tibiotalar joint Subsequent failure occurred due to the weight of the patient and a lack of compliance with the necessary nonweight bearing protocol. The Ilizarov frame was used to reduce and maintain a stable syndesmosis with a simple two-ring construct which allowed the patient to bear weight on the injured limb while his syndesmosis healed. This is not recommend as a routine method of treatment, but is presented as an extended indication of the Ilizarov frame for difficult cases.
This article was published in J Foot Ankle Surg and referenced in Anthropology

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