Should a significantly displaced ankle fracture have an ankle arthroscopy before it is treated with ORIF?

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      HISTORY – A 45yo male is involved in an e-scooter mishap and fall. He has suffered a fracture dislocation of his right ankle that is closed (Fig. 1a and b). There was no distal neurovascular deficit. He also has several scrapes and bruises, but he is otherwise unhurt.
      Fig 1
      Fig. 1(a) AP xray of unreduced Right fracture dislocation of the ankle, (b) Lateral xray of unreduced Right fracture dislocation of the ankle.
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