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Intraoperative Findings of Lateral Ligament Avulsion Fractures and Outcome After Refixation to the Fibula.

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Summary of "Intraoperative Findings of Lateral Ligament Avulsion Fractures and Outcome After Refixation to the Fibula."

An acute ankle sprain can result in a bony avulsion of the lateral ankle ligaments. The extent of concomitant lesions and subsequent instability patterns are not clearly understood. The high incidence of old avulsion fractures found in symptomatic chronic ankle instability may indicate the need for primary fixation.

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Name: Foot & ankle international
ISSN: 1944-7876
Pages: 1071100718760273

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