Keywords : Baird and Jackson Criteria
A Study on the Functional Outcome of Surgical Treatment of Malleolar Fractures
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 655-663
Ankle fractures represent 10% of all fractures making it a second most common fracture of the lower limb after the hip. Typically, low energy injuries with the majority occurring due to simple falls or Sports. Accurate reduction of fractures around ankle joint is important for a painless ankle joint. The aim of this study is to evaluate the functional outcome of surgically managed closed malleolar fractures of ankle in adults and to evaluate restoration of the anatomy of malleoli and ankle perfectly by operative treatment with internal fixation. Determining ankle stability for planning fracture management is very critical. Stable fractures can be managed conservatively but outcomes of unstable fractures are always better with surgical management.