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Ankle fractures: the operative outcome

Zulkifly, Ahmad Hafiz and Mohd Yusof, Nazri and Mohd Amin, Azril and N. A., Kassim and N., Nordin and S., Daraup and N., Premchandran (2011) Ankle fractures: the operative outcome. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 5 (1). pp. 40-43. ISSN 1985-2533

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Ankle fractures are commonly seen in orthopaedic practice. This retrospective study of patients with ankle fractures who underwent surgical treatment in our institution from January 2000 to December 2003 was undertaken to analyze the common causes and patterns of ankle fractures; and the functional outcome of operative treatment for these fractures. Eighty patients were identified and reviewed. There were 65 male (81.3%) and 15 female patients (18.7%) with age ranging from 13 to 71 years old (mean, 32.3y). Common causes of ankle fractures were trauma (especially motor vehicle accidents), sports injuries and the osteoporotic bones in the elderly. Weber C (64.0%) was the most common pattern of fracture at presentation. The most common operative treatment for ankle fractures was open reduction and internal fixation (73 patients, 91.2%). Excellent and good outcomes were achieved in 93.8% of cases when measured using the Olerud and Molander scoring system for foot and ankle. In conclusion, operative treatment for ankle fractures restores sufficient stability and allowed mobility of the ankle joint.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2397/10374
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ankle Fracture, Operative Treatment, Functional Outcome
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ahmad Hafiz Zulkifly
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 16:00
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2011 20:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/10374

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