Operative treatment of ankle fractures: a minimum ten-year follow-up.

  title={Operative treatment of ankle fractures: a minimum ten-year follow-up.},
  author={Gregory A Day and Cheryl E. Swanson and B G Hulcombe},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={22 2},
The long-term outcome of 25 patients with bimalleolar fractures of the ankle was assessed ten to fourteen years following their fractures using the Phillips scoring system. All patients had undergone open reduction and anatomical internal fixation (as described in their operative notes in the medical records). 52% of patients had a good or excellent overall outcome while 24% had a poor overall outcome. This study has the longest follow-up period (10 to 14 years) to date on the outcomes of… CONTINUE READING


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