Published results showed arthroscopically assisted open reduction and internal fixation for complex ankle fractures had good to excellent results and significantly better outcomes compared with regular open reduction and internal fixation.
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Ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries managed by orthopedic surgeons. Although the etiology of posttraumatic osteoarthritis in anatomically reduced ankle fractures is not completely known, several studies suggest that undetected intra-articular pathology at the time of injury may play a role. The purpose of this study is to report the operative findings of ankle arthroscopy as an adjunct to ankle fracture open reduction and internal fixation.