Ankle Injury clinical trials at University of California Health
1 research study open to eligible people
Comparing Clinical Outcomes of Suture Button Versus Fibulink Fixation for Acute Ankle Syndesmosis Injuries
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This project consists of a randomized controlled study design. Study candidates will include all patients 18 years or older, who were evaluated at UCSD and found to have an acute ankle syndesmosis injury requiring surgery. Patients who consent to study participation will be randomized to receive one of two standard of care procedures - either a suture button or Fibulink implant. Outcome measures, including the Olerud-Molander and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society scores, pain, range of motion, time to return to work, and radiographic evaluation will be collected for each participant. Given the potential degenerative changes and poor radiographic and clinical outcomes with inadequate repair of the syndesmosis, it is imperative to evaluate existing and emerging methods of fixation for patients with acute ankle fractures with syndesmosis injuries.
Our lead scientists for Ankle Injury research studies include William Kent, MD.