The prognostic importance of primary dislocated ankle joint in patients with malleolar fractures.

Published online: Jun 27 1993

J Bagger, P Hølmer, and K F Nielsen.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gentofte Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark.


Sixty-nine patients with bi- or trimalleolar ankle fractures were evaluated in a questionnaire on an average of 9.6 years after their fracture. Patients with primary clinically severely dislocated ankle joints had significantly more complaints than patients with nondislocated ankle joints. The prognostic importance of this condition is emphasized.