A long-term follow-up study of tibiotalar dislocations without associated fractures

J. S. Toohey, R. A. Worsing

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Abstract

A retrospective review of 19 cases of pure tibiotalar dislocation without associated fractures showed that most patients with closed injuries will have a good long-term result. Closed injuries generally have functionally insignificant instability, loss of motion, and no roentgenographic evidence of degenerative changes. The long-term results were worse in open dislocations that had a high incidence of concurrent neurovascular injury. These neurovascular injuries were of minimal functional significance. The role of primary ligament repair is difficult to delineate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number239
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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