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Ruptures of the fibular collateral ligaments of the ankle. Result study of immediate surgical treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  804489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A recently published survey from this institution of the results of conservative treatment for severe injuries to the lateral ligaments of the ankle showed relatively disappointing results; only 58.8 per cent of patients were asymptomatic at follow-up. Influenced by this study, we utilized ankle arthrography, aimed at more exact diagnosis, and immediate open repair was done in selected patients (young, serious athletes). Over a two and one-half-year period, twenty-seven patients, an average of 19.7 years old, who had major injuries to the lateral ligaments of the ankle had immediate surgical repair. Greatly improved results were achieved.
O S Staples
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0021-9355     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Publication Date:  1975 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-07-07     Completed Date:  1975-07-07     Revised Date:  2010-10-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014030     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ankle / radiography,  surgery
Ankle Injuries*
Athletic Injuries / surgery*
Calcaneus / injuries,  surgery
Fibula / injuries,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Ligaments, Articular / injuries*,  surgery
Postoperative Complications
Rupture / surgery
Tibia / injuries,  surgery

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