Extra-Periosteal Plate Fixation of Ankle Fractures

HOSSAM A. ELSOUDANY, M.Sc.; ELSAYED M. ELFORS, M.D., WALID MOHAMED EWIS, M.D.; EMAD ABDEL-FATTAH ELMEHY, M.D.
2019 The Medical journal of Cairo University  
Open reduction and internal fixation with plate and screws is the standard operative treatment for displaced or unstable malleolar fractures, as it allows for a stable mechanical environment for healing. However, extensive surgical dissection can lead to devitalization of the fracture fragments and their soft tissue attachments, resulting in delayed union, non-union, and infection. Hence, a balance is necessary between anatomic reduction and soft tissue devitalization. Aim of Study: Was to
more » ... Study: Was to evaluate the results of extra-periosteal plate fixation in ankle fractures. Patients and Methods: This study was done on 21 patients with closed ankle fractures who were admitted to Department of Orthopaedics, Tanta University Hospitals. The distribution of patients was according to age, sex, side, mode of trauma, lauge hansen classification type of fracture, medical history, smoking, time lag and associated injuries. Fixation was done by extra-periosteal plating technique. Clinical evaluation was according to Baird and Jackson scoring system. Results: There were significant statistical correlation between the time of union and mode of trauma, associated injuries, associated medical condition and Time lag. Conclusion: Extra-periosteal plating of ankle fractures is an effective method of stabilization that leads to predictable union of the fibular fracture. The results of this procedure are at least as good as those of other techniques of open reduction and internal fixation of the ankle.
doi:10.21608/mjcu.2019.65628 fatcat:zb6poswpfzd5renbgd4psnloda