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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 4 Functional results of the 2 groups.

NG groupPG groupP value
VAS score
 Day 33.23±1.583.39±1.170.2549
 3 months1.31±0.961.42±0.850.3981
 6 months1.06±0.841.17±0.730.4452
 12 months0.75±0.670.71±0.490.6264
AOFAS score
 3 months78.96±9.1480.649±10.030.6918
 6 months87.35±8.8789.11±9.690.5221
 12 months91.62±10.8592.36±11.720.6363
ROM, °
 Extension
  Postoperative18.82±6.3616.91±5.770.1352
  Contralateral22.48±5.2722.39±6.650.5217
 Flexion
  Postoperative45.53±7.4643.94±6.870.2741
  Contralateral52.64±6.1853.01±7.440.4628
NG – nails group; PG – plate group; VAS – visual analog scale; AOFAS – American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society; ROM – range of motion.

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