Classification of ankle fractures: the Lauge-Hansen or AO system?

  title={Classification of ankle fractures: the Lauge-Hansen or AO system?},
  author={U Lindsj{\"o}},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • U Lindsjö
  • Published 1985 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Lauge-Hansen's system of classification of ankle fractures has been of pioneering importance and when correctly employed has improved the results of conservative treatment. Weber's classification scheme introduced by AO is simpler and more suited for surgical than nonoperative therapy. Both systems have deficiencies. Moreover, both are based on partly divergent concepts of the causative mechanisms of ankle fractures. 

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