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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 2

To assess the clinical outcome of ankle fractures with regards to the demographic variables and the quality of reduction of the fractures

Author(s): Dr. Mohan Kumar CR, Dr. Vivian RD\' Almedia, Dr. Abey Thomas Babu and Dr. Terence D\' Souza
Abstract: Background: Ankle fractures are among the most common injuries. Severe injury combined with inadequate or inappropriate treatment can lead to severe complications and major disability. As a result, early treatment without delay, anatomical reduction and fracture fixation, stringent postoperative mobilization and rehabilitation should help improve outcome in an operated ankle fracture.
Materials and Methods: A total of fourty five patients with the ankle fractures admitted from June 2015 to February 2016 under Department of Orthopaedics, were included in the study.
Results: The most common mode of injury was road traffic accidents. The most common modality of fixation for the lateral malleolus was 1/3rd tubular plate, and for the medial malleolus was with 4 mm cannulated cancellous screws with washers. The patients were reviewed at three and six months postoperatively. There was a statistically significant improvement in the subjective assessment of pain and activity levels from 3 months post-op to 6 months post-op.
Conclusion: Early treatment without delay, anatomical reduction and fracture fixation, stringent postoperative mobilization and rehabilitation should help improve outcome in an operated ankle fracture.
Pages: 445-448  |  874 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mohan Kumar CR, Dr. Vivian RD\' Almedia, Dr. Abey Thomas Babu and Dr. Terence D\' Souza. To assess the clinical outcome of ankle fractures with regards to the demographic variables and the quality of reduction of the fractures. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(2): 445-448. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i2d.37
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences