Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ASOR)(ISSN: 2581-8635)

Editorial Volume 4 Issue 9

Arthroscopic Assisted Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures: Fundaments of a Growing Trend

Guilherme França1,2*

1Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Hospital de Braga, Portugal
2Trofa Saúde Hospitais, Portugal

*Corresponding Author: Guilherme França, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Hospital de Braga, São Victor, Braga, Portugal.

Received: June 23, 2021; Published: August 01, 2021

Ankle fractures are one of the most common in the lower limb representing 9% of all fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation is the treatment of choice of unstable ankle fractures which is frequently regarded as technically simple and one of the first procedures usually performed by residents during their training. Despite this apparent simplicity, it’s known that even considering anatomically reduced fractures, good or excellent outcomes are not achieved in approximately 20% of patients [1].

The growing knowledge of biomechanics and associated conditions has shown much complexity surrounding these apparent simple fractures. Contributing factors for a poor outcome are missed syndesmosis injuries, syndesmosis malreduction, associated osteochondral and ligamentous injuries. An anatomic reduction in the X-ray does not exclude these complications.


Citation: Guilherme França. “Arthroscopic Assisted Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures: Fundaments of a Growing Trend". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.9 (2021): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2021 Guilherme França. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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