Challenges and Controversies of Foot and Ankle Trauma

Instr Course Lect. 2017 Feb 15:66:25-37.


Traumatic injury to the foot and ankle can result in long-term disability, which may have substantial negative implications on a patient's functional outcomes and quality of life. The diagnosis and appropriate management of these challenging injuries are not always agreed on or straightforward. In particular, the appropriate diagnosis and management of distal tibiofibular syndesmotic injuries as well as the surgical approach and role of primary subtalar arthrodesis for intra-articular calcaneal fractures are controversial.

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries* / surgery
  • Arthrodesis
  • Calcaneus* / injuries
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Fractures, Bone* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Quality of Life
  • Treatment Outcome