Technique Tip: Novel Use of a Targeting Drill Guide for Syndesmotic Screw Placement.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

UNLABELLED: Ankle fractures are among the most common traumatic injuries encountered by orthopaedic surgeons, but obtaining anatomic syndesmosis fixation can be difficult. Previous authors have described the centroidal axis of the syndesmosis. Our group has developed a novel technique of aligning the tibia and fibula along their anatomic centroidal axis using a targeting guide, which has showed good results in 1 patient at 1-year follow-up. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Level V: Expert opinion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scott, D; Shi, GG; Adams, S

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 444 - 447

PubMed ID

  • 26856985

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-7636

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1938640016630063


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States