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Franco MV

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  • Original Article   
    Medial Malleolar Fractures: An Anatomic Survey Determining the Ideal Screw Length
    Author(s): Labronici PJ, Pires RE*, Franco MV, Freitas R, Araújo GC, Pires e Albuquerque RS, Gameiro VS and Jeray K

    Background: Medial malleolar fractures are frequent, and their treatment is familiar to the orthopedic surgeon. Lag screw fixation using partially threaded screws remains the standard treatment method for medial malleolar fractures. However, the literature lacks a defined method for selecting lag screw length, relying more so on the empiric choice of the surgeon. Aim: The aim of this study is to help define the ideal lag screw length for medial melleolar fracture fixation. Materials and Methods: One hundred and sixteen anatomic specimens were included in the study. A transverse cut was performed in the distal third of the tibia, roughly 1 and a half times the distal tibial plafond width from the ankle joint. A coronal cut was then performed using the center of the medial malleolus. Three observers measured the distance between the medial malleolus tip and beginning of the medullary ca.. Read More»

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