Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Foot Ankle Clin. 2003 Mar;8(1):131-47, ix.

Complications of open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures.

Author information

1
Section of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Clínica Cemtro, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

This article discusses the complications after open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures. Complications are classified as perioperative (malreduction, inadequate fixation, and intra-articular penetration of hardware), early postoperative (wound edge dehiscence, necrosis, infection and compartment syndrome), and late (stiffness, distal tibiofibular synostosis, degenerative osteoarthritis, and hardware related complications). Emphasis is placed on preventive measures to avoid such complications.

PMID:
12760580
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center