Arthroscopically detected intra-articular lesions associated with acute ankle fractures.

@article{Leontaritis2009ArthroscopicallyDI,
  title={Arthroscopically detected intra-articular lesions associated with acute ankle fractures.},
  author={Nikoletta M Leontaritis and Lauren S Hinojosa and Vinod Kumar Panchbhavi},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={333-9}
}
BACKGROUND Anatomic surgical realignment of ankle fractures may still be associated with poor clinical outcomes, possibly as a result of occult intra-articular injury. The aim of this study was to determine if the severity of an acute ankle fracture is correlated with an increased number of arthroscopically detected intra-articular chondral lesions. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of the medical charts on 283 ankle fractures that had been treated with open reduction and internal… CONTINUE READING