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Radiology Corner

Intraoperative C-arm CT for Assessment of Syndesmotic Reduction

Sandeep Patel, Manjunath Nishani, Sreedhara B Chaluvashetty

Keywords : Ankle fracture, Intraoperative CT, Syndesmosis injury

Citation Information : Patel S, Nishani M, Chaluvashetty SB. Intraoperative C-arm CT for Assessment of Syndesmotic Reduction. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021; 8 (4):209-210.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1183

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-10-2021

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


Anatomic syndesmotic reduction is an important predictor of successful outcomes after ankle fracture fixation with associated syndesmotic injury. Various methods to check syndesmotic reduction range from mini-open technique and visualization to various radiographic parameters on standard C-arm to postoperative CT scans. Intraoperative CT scan will definitely be the best imaging modality and can avoid re-surgeries. With the advent of C-arm CT scans, the whole process of intraoperative CT scans can be cost-effective, compact, and easy portability between operation theaters.

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