Trimalleolar fractures: late results after fixation of the posterior fragment.

@article{Heim1989TrimalleolarFL,
  title={Trimalleolar fractures: late results after fixation of the posterior fragment.},
  author={Derek Heim},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1989},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={
          1053-9
        }
}
From 1969 to August 1981 60 trimalleolar fractures were operated on with fixation of the posterior fragment. A late follow up (average 8 years) including radiographs was possible in 45 patients. In 36 patients, there are no complaints and full function has been obtained. Films of the articulation are normal in 17 cases and show isolated osteophytes in 19. Five patients show some benign arthrosis but only occasional pain and slightly reduced function; four patients show severe arthrosis caused… CONTINUE READING
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