Reconstructive Osteotomy for Ankle Malunion Improves Patient
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Ankle malleolar fracture is a common bone fracture. If the degree of displacement is large, open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) should be performed. However, if the anatomical reduction is insufficient and fixation is inadequate, malunion might result, damaging ankle function. If such ankle malunion occurs, reconstructive osteotomy, arthrodesis or artificial arthroplasty can be considered. This article presents a case of ankle malunion in which ankle joint function was restored by reconstructive osteotomy despite intervention occurring 1 year after the first ORIF.

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