Surgical Treatment of Lateral Malleolar Fractures Using the Compression Cerclage System


Cansu E., Unal M. B. , Gurcan S., Parmaksizoglu F.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.106, no.5, pp.313-318, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.7547/14-110
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-318

Abstract

Background: Lateral malleolar fractures (Weber type B or OTA 44-B) account for 60% of all ankle fractures. To achieve anatomic restoration, surgical stabilization provides better results than conservative treatment. Various fixation methods are available to treat these fractures; however, the best method is still unknown. Our objectives were to present a new, useful, and efficient surgical technique for stabilizing lateral malleolar fractures and to analyze the outcomes of patients treated with the compression cerclage system.