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Table 1 Displaced ankle fracture radiographic reduction criteria of Burwell-Charnley

From: Tips and Tricks in surgical reduction of the posterior column of AO/OTA C3 pilon fractures

Anatomical No medial or lateral displacement of the medial and lateral malleoli
No angulation
Not more than 1 mm longitudinal displacement of the medial and lateral malleoli
Not more than 2 mm proximal displacement of a large posterior fragment
No displacement of the talus
Fair No medial or lateral displacement of the medial and lateral malleoli
No angulation
2–5 mm posterior displacement of the lateral malleolus
2–5 mm proximal displacement of a large posterior fragment
No displacement of the talus
Poor Any medial or lateral displacement of the medial and lateral malleoli
More than 5 mm posterior displacement of the lateral malleolus or more than 5 mm displacement of the posterior malleolus
Any residual displacement of the talus