Diagnosing syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures.

@article{Bekerom2011DiagnosingSI,
  title={Diagnosing syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures.},
  author={Michel P. J. van den Bekerom},
  journal={World journal of orthopedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={2 7},
  pages={
          51-6
        }
}
The precise diagnosis of distal tibiofibular syndesmotic ligament injury is challenging and a distinction should be made between syndesmotic ligament disruption and real syndesmotic instability. This article summarizes the available evidence in the light of the author's opinion. Pre-operative radiographic assessment, standard radiographs, computed tomography scanning and magnetic resonance imaging are of limited value in detecting syndesmotic instability in acute ankle fractures but can be… CONTINUE READING
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