Provisional reduction plating in the treatment of ankle fractures: a technical trick.
Reduction plating is a concept used to provisionally maintain reduction in the treatment of various fractures throughout the body. It is often used in challenging fracture patterns where the use of reduction clamps hinders placement of the definitive fixation construct. In this article, we present a technique for fixation of ankle fractures, in which a mini-fragment plate is used to keep provision reduction of the fracture, while the definitive plate is applied. This technique is particularly useful when using a posterolateral one-third tubular plate as your definitive construct. This study provides Level V evidence.
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Hreha, J., Ulitto, J. M., Reilly, M., Sirkin, M., & Adams, M. (2022). Provisional reduction plating in the treatment of ankle fractures: a technical trick. European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie, 32(6), 1215–1217. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00590-021-03041-w
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery