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Schneider, FJ; Linhart, WE.
Posttraumatic complications after pediatric ankle injuries].
Orthopade. 2013; 42(8):665-676
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Schneider Frank Jürgen
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Abstract:
Ankle sprains are common injuries in childhood and are generally harmless. However, fractures of the ankle joint are rare, but complications (persistent rotational or axial deformity, alteration of growth of the distal tibia or fibula, or joint deformity) can lead to serious problems during growth. The clinical relevance of growth disturbances at the distal tibia or fibula depends on the age at the time of fracture more than on the fracture type, severity of dislocation, or interponated material in the fracture gap. Both stimulation and inhibition of growth are possible. Inhibition of growth at the distal tibial growth plate regularly leads to varus deformity and shortening. This is of clinical importance as this type of growth disturbance is the most common. Valgus deformity is rare, mostly due to persistent axial deviation of an insufficiently reduced fracture. Transitional fractures always occur at the time of growth plate closure; thus, growth disturbances do not play a role. Transitional fractures could be overlooked or treated insufficiently, leading to a step or gap of the joint surface.
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Ankle Fractures -
Ankle Injuries - complications
Bone Diseases, Developmental - diagnosis
Child -
Child, Preschool -
Female -
Fibula - abnormalities
Humans -
Infant -
Infant, Newborn -
Male -
Tibia - abnormalities

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Ankle injuries
Growth disorders
Child
Growth plate, injuries
Posttraumatic axial deviation
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