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Approach to the medial fracture

A medial fracture is addressed through the medial approach.


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Approach to the syndesmosis

A direct lateral approach is used for insertion of positioning screws.


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Approaches to the Volkmann's fragment

If direct reduction and fixation of the Volkmann's fragment is chosen, a posterior lateral approach is used. 

This incision may be extended proximally to allow access and fixation of the fibular fracture if it is relatively low.  Alternatively, and more commonly, the fibular fracture is relatively high, and is approached through a separate lateral incision placed more proximally.


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Alternatively, the integrity of the syndesmosis may be restored through a standard lateral approach, and the Volkmann's fragment may be addressed with indirect reduction and anterior screw fixation through additional anterior stab incisions.