Overall management of ankle fractures

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Sebha University
Background: Ankle fractures are the most common injuries treated with variable functional outcomes. The introduction of the A0 classification has been facilitated analysis of the commonest fracture types. Aim of the study: The aim of this study is to know: (1) The age-specific incidence of ankle fractures. (2) The most frequent mechanism of injury. (3) The incidence of the different AO subgroups. (4) Immediate and early post operative complications related to ankle fracture. Materials and Methods: Sixty three patients were enrolled in my retrospective study, there were (38) men and (25) women; the period was from January 2007 to December 2008. The AO classification was used in the analysis of the fracture pattern. The hypothesis: In our opinion, the best anatomical reduction may be achieved by surgical treatment of ankle fractures that present with a talar tilt, fibular shortening and injury to the syndesmosis.