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1. A method of treatment of posterior malleolar fracture is described which restores the proximal surface of the ankle joint to its normal position.

2. Reduction is achieved with a special clamp and the position held with a strong plate. Early ankle movements may therefore be encouraged without fear of redisplacing the fracture.

3. Perfect reduction is necessary to avoid the later onset of arthritis, and this was achieved in five of six patients reported.

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