Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Tuchkovskaya District Hospital

Comprehensive comparative evaluation of results of surgical management of unstable distal tibia fractures

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №1 Pages: 48-52
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Original article
Authors: Barabash Yu.A., Mandrov D.V., Balayan V.D.
Organization: Saratov Regional Clinical Hospital, Saratov State Medical University, Tuchkovskaya District Hospital

Objective: to evaluate the outcomes of various methods of surgical interventions and functional properties of lower extremities in patients with complicated ankle fractures. Material and Methods. Clinical outcomes of 140 surgically managed patients with unstable bimalleolar and trimalleolar fractures were studied. 80 patients were managed with external fixation devices applied by original method (main group) and 60 patients were managed with submersible structures (comparison group). Results. Compared to submersible structures, the use of transosseous metalosteosynthesis has led to 100% ankle fracture unions. In early postsurgery period the index of average anatomic and functional result reached values of 93.4% corresponding to "good" and 6.6% corresponding to "satisfactory". Conclusion. It has been established with rheovasography data that transosseous osteosynthesis contributed to restoration of blood microcir-culation in the damaged segment of lower extremity in 8 weeks period after surgery and submersible structures in 6 months period.

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