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02 February 2024: Clinical Research

Comparative Analysis of Intramedullary Nail versus Plate Fixation for Fibula Fracture in Supination External Rotation Type IV Ankle Injury

Hongfeng Chen 1BE , Zhen Li 1CF , Xiaoqi Li 1DF , Jiongjiong Lu 1BC , Beibei Chen 1BC , Qiongchao Wang 1DF , Pengke Cao 2AG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.941909

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e941909

Table 3 Radiographic results of the 2 groups.

NG groupPG groupP value
Healing time, week9.51±2.479.34±1.620.7725
MCS, mm
 Postoperative2.51±0.392.49±0.570.8561
 Contralateral2.48±0.332.48±0.450.9642
TMMA, °
 Postoperative108.93±6.19110.85±5.470.4851
 Contralateral111.18±5.84112.16±5.310.7618
FL, mm
 Postoperative27.03±2.8726.99±3.050.6828
 Contralateral26.83±2.7226.57±2.640.8715
TA, °
 Postoperative79.22±4.0178.89±3.340.3826
 Contralateral79.57±2.8379.38±3.670.7479
TFCS, mm
 Postoperative3.81±1.243.82±1.330.8524
 Contralateral3.85±1.363.88±1.470.7391
NG – nails group; PG – plate group; MCS – medial clear space; TMMA – tibiomedial malleolar angle; FL – fibular length; TA – talocrural angle; TFCS – tibiofibular clear space.

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