Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach to Distal Fibula Fractures: A Technique Tip

Document Type: TECHNICAL NOTE

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1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

2 Orthopedic Surgeon, Harvard Medical School, BIDMC, Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics, Boston, USA

3 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery, BIDMC, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, BIDMC, Boston, USA

Abstract

 
Wound complications following ankle fracture surgery are a major concern. Through the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques some of these complications can be mitigated. Recent investigations have reported on percutaneous fixation of distal fibula fractures demonstrating similar radiographic and functional outcomes to traditional open approaches. The purpose of this manuscript is to describe in detail the minimally invasive surgical approach for distal fibula fractures.

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