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Instructional Course Lectures, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Fractures of the Ankle and the Distal Part of the Tibia*†
ROBERT VANDER GRIEND, M.D.‡, GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA; JAMES D. MICHELSON, M.D.§, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND; LARRY B. BONE, M.D.¶, BUFFALO, NEW YORK
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An Instructional Course Lecture, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1996 Nov 01;78(11):1772-83
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Ankle fractures are the most common types of fractures treated by orthopaedic surgeons7,44. There has been an increased prevalence of such fractures over the last two decades both in young, active patients and in the elderly7,44. There also seems to have been an increased prevalence of complex injuries of the ankle and foot as a result of the increased use of automobile safety devices, such as seat belts and air bags, which decrease mortality and protect the trunk but not necessarily the lower extremities.
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