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Speaker: Radiographs and critical assessment of patient factors are required prior to ankle surgery

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KOLOA, Hawaii — In his presentation at Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Derek J. Donegan, MD, MBA, noted that ankle fractures are a big spectrum of injury and how surgeons address an ankle fracture determines how patients will function later.
“It is not always your normal ankle fracture. So when you see these injuries, be critical,” Donegan said. “Is it really a bimalleolar? It is a trimalleolar? Don’t assume that every fracture is standard.”
Donegan pointed out that there are many factors surgeons need to be aware of when treating ankle injuries.



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