Ankle Fracture Surgery Video – Dr Moore using Stryker ‘VariAx Fibula’ plating system
Ankle Fracture Surgery – Stryker ‘VariAx Fibula’ plating system The choice was made to use the Stryker VariAx Fibula due to it’s inherent low profile, thin plate as well as the locking and non locking low profile screws The ability to tell patients that they will not see or feel the plate on the outside of their ankle is important, especially smaller patients with thinner ankles. This patient had a very common ankle inversion injury that resulted in both an oblique fracture of the distal fibula and torn ankle ligaments. During the first ankle arthroscopic procedure, the anterior talofibular ligament was found to be completely torn, but still attached to the distal fibula. Debris and some osteochondral pathology was removed and then we performed the fibula fracture repair. The procedure went smoothly, the plate was conformed to the patients unique fibula shape, fracture position and then the anterior talofibular ligament was repaired with the final Modified Brostrom procedure. Post operatively, these ankle fracture patients will be non weight bearing for 4-6 weeks, then partial weight bearing in a walking boot.