Outcome following operative treatment of ankle fractures in Indian population
Author(s): Dr. Nitin Bither, Dr. Shiraz Bhatty, Dr. Rajesh Paul and Dr. Shalinder Sadiq
Abstract: Ankle fractures are among the most common injuries treated by orthopaedic surgeons. These fractures are a significant source of morbidity for the population of both young and elderly. Improper treatment and inadequate reduction of these fracture can lead to significant disability in the form of pain, instability and early onset of arthritic changes.
Operative treatment of ankle fracture includes open reduction and internal fixation and has been the gold standard of treatment. However, there are very few studies in literature examining the functional outcome of ankle fractures following operative treatment. The aim of this study was to analyse the pattern of ankle fractures and the outcome following surgical treatment of these fractures.
Dr. Nitin Bither, Dr. Shiraz Bhatty, Dr. Rajesh Paul, Dr. Shalinder Sadiq. Outcome following operative treatment of ankle fractures in Indian population. Nat J Clin Orthop 2018;2(2):11-12 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2018.v2.i2a.40