The Assessment of the Reduction Algorithm in the Treatment for "Logsplitter" Injury.

In this study, we retrospectively investigated the relationship between the intraoperative reduction quality and the prognosis such as the posttraumatic osteoarthritis to help surgeons achieve better functional outcomes for this high-energy transsyndesmotic ankle fracture dislocation. From January 2015 to February 2019, 31 patients (average 37.6 ± 9.4 years with 19 male and 12 female) diagnosed with the Logsplitter injury were treated by ORIF procedure and enrolled in our study. Particularly, nine vital radiographic parameters including medial clear space, talocrural angle, superior clear space, tibiofibular clear space, tibiofibular overlap, talar tilt, coin sign, tibial medial malleolus angle, and fibular lateral malleolus angle were measured from a postoperative film (AP and mortise view). Next, we compared the clinical outcome by using range of ankle motion, AOFAS scores, Burwell-Charnley score system, and Kellergen-Lawrence criteria from the patients who obtained the intraoperative anatomical reduction with those who failed. Our results showed that AOFAS score with all the patients was 79.33 ± 5.82 at the final follow-up. 14 (45.1%) of 31 patients were observed with radiographic posttraumatic arthritis of the ankle joint with an average Kellgren-Lawrence score of 1.75 ± 1.6 at final follow-up. Most importantly, our results proved that there were significant differences between the patients eligible for anatomical reduction quality with those who fail...
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