Teaching method of "Simulated Wrist Exercise in Hyperextension Position" in Lauge Hansen classification of ankle fractures:An orthopedics teaching experience

Asian J Surg. 2020 Oct 16;S1015-9584(20)30299-2. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2020.09.019. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Objective: The Lauge-Hansen classification provides a detailed description of the mechanism of ankle fracture. Mastering the classification can provide theoretical support for the selection of internal fixation, intraoperative reduction and fixation.

Methods: We are devoted to creating the image teaching method of "Simulated Wrist Exercise in Hyperextension Position" to help students and young doctors quickly master this classification of ankle fractures.

Results: In the clinical teaching process,the "Simulated Wrist Exercise in Hyperextension Position" teaching method we used to explain the Lauge-Hansen classification of ankle fractures. The students could memorize the classification and anatomy of ankle joint,and achieved good teaching results.

Conclusion: This image teaching method of "Simulated Wrist Exercise in Hyperextension Position" simplifies the complex concepts in Lauge-Hansen classification and visualizes the abstract theory. It is worthy of further optimization and promotion.

Keywords: Ankle fractures; Lauge-hansen classification; Medical education; Teaching method; Wrist.

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