Risk factors for post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the ankle: an eighteen year follow-up study

@article{Lbbeke2011RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the ankle: an eighteen year follow-up study},
  author={Anne L{\"u}bbeke and Davide Salvo and Richard Stern and Pierre J. Hoffmeyer and Nicolas Holzer and Mathieu Assal},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={1403-1410}
}
Long-term studies evaluating risk factors for development of ankle osteoarthritis (OA) following malleolar fractures are sparse. We conducted a retrospective cohort study including consecutive patients treated by open reduction and internal fixation for malleolar fracture between January 1988 and December 1997. Perioperative information was obtained retrospectively. Patients were evaluated clinically and radiographically 12–22 years postoperatively. Radiographic ankle OA was determined on… CONTINUE READING