Intraarticular fracture

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Example of an intraarticular fracture of the medial malliolus extending in the talocrural ankle joint.

An intraarticular fracture is a bone fracture in which the break crosses into the surface of a joint. This always results in damage to the cartilage.[1] Compared to extraarticular fractures, intraarticular have a higher risk for developing long-term complications, such as posttraumatic osteoarthritis.[2] Treatment considerations include restoring joint surface congruity and maintaining joint alignment and stability.

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  2. ^ McKinley, Todd O.; Borrelli, Joseph; D’Lima, Darryl D.; Furman, Bridgette D.; Giannoudis, Peter V. (2017-03-25). "Basic Science of Intraarticular Fractures and Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis". Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 24 (9): 567–570. doi:10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181ed298d. ISSN 0890-5339. PMC 3662545. PMID 20736796.
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