Assesment of Outcome of Using Syndesmotic Screws in Ankle Injuries

Nithyakumar. V.R
2017 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
In a predicted 1-11% of all ankle sprains, injury of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis happens. 40% of patients have ankle instability 6 months after an ankle sprain. This might be because of widening of the ankle mortise as a result of stretch of syndesmotic ligaments after acute ankle sprain. In fractures of the ankle, syndesmotic damage takes place in approximately 50% of Weber type B and in all of Weber type C fractures. Aim: A Study to analyse the importance of the using syndesmotic
more » ... ng syndesmotic screws in ankle injuries. Materials & Methods: All cases of ankle injuries were assessed for syndesmotic disruption and finally taken up for surgery and Follow up achieved at regular interval for durations of 1 year. Post operatively patients were assessed using olerund and mollander scoring system. Results: Twenty patients with syndesmotic disruption in ankle injuries had been treated with stainless steel syndesmotic screws and subsequently removed in 8-12 weeks then allowed for weight bearing have been studied from june 2015 to September 2017. Mean age of the patients 45.75 years (23-65 years). Mean hospital stay was 14 days (ranging from 12 to 17 days). The mean Olerud and Mollander score is 80.75(70-95). Conclusion: In our study, Patients with syndesmotic screws had results that were comparable with that of other research done elsewhere with good functional outcome.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v5i11.30 fatcat:2zizgl7hmvbxnilbcscf2spcgu