Tightrope walking

A new technique in ankle syndesmosis fixation

Jonelle Thomas, Francisco Perez, Leila Khorashadi, Michael L. Richardson

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Abstract

Over the past few years, several studies have demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes and low complication rates using the ankle Tightrope® syndesmosis fixation system. The traditional surgical procedure of screw fixation for syndesmosis injury is associated with high complication rates of loosening, screw fracture, nonanatomic fixation, and postoperative syndesmotic diastasis. It is expected that the Tightrope® technique will become more common practice given the recent successful reports, so it is important for radiologists to be aware of this novel surgical technique and its imaging appearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number354
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Fracture Fixation
Ankle Joint
Walking
Wounds and Injuries
Radiologists

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Thomas, Jonelle ; Perez, Francisco ; Khorashadi, Leila ; Richardson, Michael L. / Tightrope walking : A new technique in ankle syndesmosis fixation. In: Radiology Case Reports. 2010 ; Vol. 5, No. 1.
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