Antegrade Screw Fixation of Medial Malleolus Fractures: A Technique Tip


Ankle fractures are one of the most common orthopedic injuries and often include medial malleolus fractures. A number of techniques to repair medial malleolus fractures have been described. Depending on the exact fracture pattern, there are cases of medial malleolus fractures that are less amenable to standard fi xation strategies. We present an alternative strategy for fixing medial malleolus fractures, in which a screw is placed antegrade across the fracture line. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 29(1):50-52, 2020) Key words: trauma, medial malleolus fracture, ankle fracture, open reduction internal fixation

Matthew W. Konigsberg, MD; and J. Turner Vosseller, MD