Treatment of osteoporotic ankle fractures in the elderly: surgical strategies Journal Article uri icon
  • The goal of displaced ankle fracture treatment is to restore congruity and stability to the ankle mortise. However, adequate fixation in patients with osteoporosis is difficult due to poorly mineralized bone. This article presents alternative fixation strategies that can helpachieve ankle stability in this patient population.

  • publication date
  • 2002
  • published in
  • Orthopedics  Journal
  • Research
  • *Bone Wires
  • Aged
  • Ankle Injuries/etiology/rehabilitation/*surgery
  • Bone Plates
  • Fracture Fixation/*methods
  • Fractures, Bone/etiology/rehabilitation/*surgery
  • Osteoporosis/*complications/physiopathology
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Additional Document Info
  • 25
  • issue
  • 4