Comparison of screw fixation with elastic fixation methods in the treatment of syndesmosis injuries in ankle fractures


Seyhan M., Donmez F., Mahirogullari M., Cakmak S., Mutlu S., Guler O.

INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED, cilt.46, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 46
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.05.027
  • Dergi Adı: INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED

Özet

17 patients with ankle syndesmosic injury were treated with a 4.5 mm single cortical screw fixation (passage of screw 4 cortices) and 15 patients were treated with single-level elastic fixation material. All patients were evaluated according to the AOFAS ankle and posterior foot scale at the third, sixth and twelfth months after the fixation. The ankle range of movement was recorded together with the healthy side. The Student's t test was used for statistical comparisons. No statistical significant difference was observed between the AOFAS scores (p > 0.05). The range of dorsiflexion and plantar flexion motion of the elastic fixation group at the 6th and 12th months were significantly better compared to the screw fixation group (p < 0.01).