The Measurement and Clinical Importance of Syndesmotic Reduction after Operative Fixation of Rotational Ankle Fractures
Fracture Fixation, Internal
Within the range of syndesmotic malreductions studied, the quality of syndesmotic reduction did not significantly influence clinical outcomes. These results challenge previous definitions of syndesmotic malreduction and the clinical importance of minor syndesmotic changes. It remains unclear, however, whether greater magnitudes of syndesmotic malreduction than those seen in this cohort would lead to inferior patient-reported outcomes.