Lag screw only fixation of the lateral malleolus.

  title={Lag screw only fixation of the lateral malleolus.},
  author={Paul Tornetta and William R Creevy},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  volume={15 2},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the use of lag screw only fixation of noncomminuted oblique fractures of the lateral malleolus in patients younger than fifty years of age. DESIGN Prospective evaluation. SETTING Level I trauma center. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS Forty-seven ankle fractures with simple oblique patterns and no comminution that were long enough to accept two lag screws placed at least 1 centimeter apart were prospectively evaluated. All patients were younger than fifty years of age… CONTINUE READING


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