Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Steve Krikler

Authors: Paulo Barbosa, Felix Bonnaire, Kodi Kojima

Malleoli Transsyndesmotic, posterior, lateral simple fractures, and deltoid rupture - ORIF

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Glossary

Lateral approach

The longitudinal lateral incision is the standard approach for most fibular fractures.

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Posterolateral approach

The posterolateral approach gives direct access to the Volkmann fragment.

This approach also allows fixation of the fibular fracture, with a plate placed on the posterior surface.

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Safe zones for anterior approach

Inserting percutaneous instrumentation such as pins or transfixion wires through safe zones reduces the risk of damage to neurovascular structures.

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