Do type B malleolar fractures need a positioning screw?

@article{Heim2002DoTB,
  title={Do type B malleolar fractures need a positioning screw?},
  author={Douglas Heim and Valerie Schmidlin and O Ziviello},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={
          729-34
        }
}
UNLABELLED Type B malleolar fractures (AO/ASIF classification) are usually stable ankle joint fractures. Nonetheless, some show a residual instability after internal fixation requiring further stabilization. How often does such a situation occur and can these unstable fractures be recognized beforehand?From 1995 to 1997, 111 malleolar fractures (three type A, 90 type B, 18 type C) were operated on. Seventeen out of 90 patients (19%) with a type B fracture showed residual instability after… CONTINUE READING

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