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Visual inspection, flexible fixation may reduce malreduction risk in syndesmotic injuries
8 days ago - By Healio
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Surgeons should perform visual inspection, arthroscopic and radiographic evaluation, and use flexible fixation when treating syndesmotic injuries of the ankle to reduce malreduction, according to a presenter here.
When evaluating syndesmotic injuries, Andrew R. Hsu, MD, recommends performing an arthroscopy, which can diagnostically confirm whether the syndesmosis is out. He also noted arthroscopy can be used to evaluate the reduction of the syndesmosis for alignment and gaps that need to be revised.
“When you look at post-reduction, you should not be able to get
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