TO THE EDITOR:
The investigation performed by Thordarson et al., entitled “The Effect of Fibular Malreduction on Contact Pressures in an Ankle Fracture Malunion Model” (79-A: 1809-1815, Dec. 1997), failed to determine the effect of an isolated fibular fracture on contact pressures in the ankle joint. The model selected by the authors demonstrated the effect of a combined osseous injury of the fibula and a substantial ligamentous injury of the ankle joint. I believe that this model probably resulted in a lateral talar shift that, in effect, may be a reproduction of the talar displacement described in the previous investigation by …
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