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What’s new in ankle fractures

  • Matthew J. Toth
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    Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center - RWJ Barnabas Health, Jersey City, NJ, United States
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  • Richard S. Yoon
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    Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center - RWJ Barnabas Health, Jersey City, NJ, United States
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  • Frank A. Liporace
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    Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center - RWJ Barnabas Health, Jersey City, NJ, United States
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  • Kenneth J. Koval
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    Corresponding author at: Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1222 S. Orange Ave, 5th Floor, Orlando, FL 32806, United States.
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    Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center - RWJ Barnabas Health, Jersey City, NJ, United States
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      Abstract

      The diagnosis and treatment of ankle fractures has evolved considerably over the past two decades. Recent topics of interest have included indications for operative treatment of isolated lateral malleolus fractures, need for fixation of the posterior malleolus, utilization of the posterolateral approach, treatment of the syndesmosis, and the potential role of fibular nailing. In this update, we concisely review these topics and what to expect in the future literature.

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