Acute syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures: A review

W. J. van Zuuren*, T. Schepers, A. Beumer, I. Sierevelt, A. van Noort, M. P.J. van den Bekerom

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Ankle fractures are among the most common fracture types, and 10% of all ankle fractures lead to accessory syndesmotic injury. An injury that is challenging in every respect is syndesmotic instability. Since the range of diagnostic techniques and the therapeutic options is extensive, it still is a controversial subject, despite the abundance of literature. This review aimed to summarize the current knowledge on syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures and to formulate some recommendations for clinical practice. Chronic instability and the operative osseous treatment of ankle fractures are not part of this review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalFoot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Aftercare
  • Anatomy
  • Ankle
  • Diagnosis
  • Fracture
  • Syndesmosis
  • Treatment


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