Posterolateral Approach With Buttress Plates and Cannulated Screw Fixation for Large Posterior Malleolus Fractures

The present study retrospectively reviewed the clinical efficacy of open reduction and internal fixation with buttress plates and cannulated screws via a posterolateral approach for the treatment of large posterior malleolus fractures. From July 2009 to April 2012, 34 patients (15 males and 19 females; mean age 41.2 years) with posterior malleolus fractures involving > 25% of the distal articular tibia, were treated by cannulated screw and buttress plate fixation. All the patients were followed for ≥24 months.

The present study retrospectively reviewed the clinical efficacy of open reduction and internal fixation with buttress plates and cannulated screws via a posterolateral approach for the treatment of large posterior malleolus fractures. From July 2009 to April 2012, 34 patients (15 males and 19 females; mean age 41.2 years) with posterior malleolus fractures involving > 25% of the distal articular tibia, were treated by cannulated screw and buttress plate fixation. All the patients were followed for ≥24 months.

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Posterolateral Approach With Buttress Plates and Cannulated Screw Fixation for Large Posterior Malleolus Fractures