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CASE REPORT

Open Posterior Ankle Dislocation without Fracture and Its Management: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Mohd Faisal, H Kantharaju, Nilesh Sakharkar, Kapildeo Banra

Keywords : External fixator, Open ankle dislocation, Trauma

Citation Information : Faisal M, Kantharaju H, Sakharkar N, Banra K. Open Posterior Ankle Dislocation without Fracture and Its Management: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021; 8 (1):36-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1144

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background: Open ankle dislocation without associated fractures is one of the rare orthopedic injuries. Early reduction and stabilization is required to prevent neurovascular damage and further complications. Case description: We present a case of 22-year-old male, who sustained injury to his right ankle after fall from height. On examination and X-ray evaluation, he had posterior open left ankle dislocation without any malleolar fractures. We managed with debridement, reduction of dislocation, and ankle stabilization by using ankle spanning external fixator. After the removal of the fixator, the patient is having painless ankle range of motions and bearing weight with no difficulty. Conclusion: Although open ankle dislocations without fracture are rare injuries but early intervention is essential to prevent the complications, to salvage the foot and to get better functional outcome. Clinical significance: Open ankle dislocation without fracture is rare entity; early reduction of dislocation with ankle stabilization and proper wound management helps in getting better functional outcome.


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