Purpose: To measure the effectiveness of using percutaneous intramedullary
screw fixation of the lateral malleolus fracture on the healing and functional
outcome of ankle fracture. Materials and
methods: Forty-six patients with Weber A and low Weber B displaced lateral
malleolus fractures who underwent closed reduction and percutaneous internal
fixation with an intramedullary, fully threaded, screw were retrospectively
reviewed. A 3.5-mm, fully threaded, selftapping bone screw
(stainless steel from Pelvic Set Synthes). The length of the
screw varies between
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