Functional outcome of fusion versus ligament reconstruction in patients with a syndesmosis injury: A narrative review
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AbstractInjury to distal tibiofibular syndesmosis is commonly associated with ankle fractures. The surgical treatment especially in isolated chronic syndesmosis instability is still debated. This article has reviewed literature identified from PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane from year 2000 onwards and compared the functional outcomes between syndesmosis fusion and ligament reconstruction based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Eighteen studies were included. All the included papers described a good-to-excellent post-operative functional outcome without major complications. No significant difference between the two surgical interventions could be concluded. Further studies of better quality shall be conducted in the future.
Acceptance Date10/05/2021
All Author(s) ListSai-Kit Lim, Yui-Chung Ho, Samuel Ka-Kin Ling, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung
Journal nameAsia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology
Year2021
Month7
Volume Number25
PublisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Place of PublicationSingapore
Pages53 - 59
ISSN2214-6873
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAnkle, AITFL, Syndesmosis, Arthrodesis, Fusion, Ligament reconstruction

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