Ankle fractures. Supination-eversion fractures stage II. Primary and late results of operative and non-operative treatment

Acta Orthop Scand. 1980 Aug;51(4):695-702. doi: 10.3109/17453678008990863.


Sixty-nine patients with stage II supination-eversion fractures of the ankle, 34 treated by operation and 35 treated conservatively, were seen at follow-up after 3-10 years. There was no statistically significant differnce between the results of the two methods. However, larger series and perhaps a longer observation time are probably needed to decide whether the displacement of the lateral malleolus as a result of non-operative treatment affords the same possibility of unhindered ankle function as union of the lateral malleolus in the anatomical position obtained by operation.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Ankle / diagnostic imaging
  • Ankle / physiopathology
  • Ankle Injuries*
  • Ankle Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Ankle Joint / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fracture Fixation*
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal*
  • Humans
  • Ligaments, Articular / injuries
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Radiography