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MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA DELLA CAVIGLIA E DEL PIEDE
A Journal on Physiopathology and Surgery of the Foot
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
Chirurgia Del Piede 2001 June;25(2):73-80
Arthroscopic treatment of ankle joint post-fracture defects
Tcherkes-Zade D., Paschina E., Causero A.
Background and methods. Aim of the study is to evaluate the results of 79 patients with fractures of the ankle joint who had been treated in different hospitals during a period of 6 months - 5-years before evaluation. Thirty of them had arthroscopic treatment.
Results. The results obtained were very good (60%) and good (30%). Some patients had treatment of the extraarticular pain besides arthroscopic treatment. The results of comparative analysis proved the effectiveness of the associated treatment in comparison with arthroscopic treatment.
Conclusions. A classification of inveterate fractures of the ankle joint has been made besides the evaluation scales of the results. This classification is based on X-ray and arthroscopic data; it is useful for the description of fractures and for the treatment approach.