Clin Orthop Relat Res 2019 04;477(4):863-869
D. T. Meijer, B. D. J. G. Deynoot, S. A. Stufkens, G. M. M. J. Kerkhoffs, J. N. Doornberg, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands D. T. Meijer, Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands I. N. Sierevelt, Slotervaart Center of Orthopedic Research and Education, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Centre Slotervaart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands J. C. Goslings, Department of Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands G. M. M. J. Kerkhoffs, Academic Center for Evidence-based Sports Medicine, Amsterdam Collaboration for Health and Safety in Sports, IOC Research Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands J. N. Doornberg, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
Background: Psychosocial factors, such as depression and catastrophic thinking, might account for more disability after various orthopaedic trauma pathologies than range of motion and other impairments. However, little is known about the influence of psychosocial aspects of illness on long-term symptoms and limitations of patients with rotational-type ankle fractures, including a posterior malleolar fragment. Knowledge of the psychosocial factors associated with long-term outcome after operative treatment of trimalleolar ankle fractures might improve recovery. Read More