Osteomyelitis After TightRope® Fixation of the Ankle Syndesmosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Fixation of ankle syndesmosis injuries using the Ankle TightRope® has been gaining popularity. It has been shown to produce good results, facilitate early weightbearing, reduce the need for implant removal, and allow an earlier return to work and, possibly, a more anatomic syndesmotic reduction compared with screw fixation. However, its usage has been associated with complications such as soft tissue irritation, infection and wound breakdown, suture-button subsidence, and pathologic fracture from the screw tract. We describe a case of chronic osteomyelitis and suture-button migration associated with TightRope® fixation and a limited contact-dynamic compression plate for ankle syndesmosis disruption and lateral malleolus fracture.

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