COA-ACO2018: Function at 6 weeks favoured with early vs. late weightbearing after ankle Frx fixation
Outcomes of Early vs. Late Post-Operative Weightbearing in Patients Undergoing Surgical Fixation of Ankle Fractures: A Systematic review and Meta Analysis
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Ten studies were included in this meta-analysis which compared functional outcome, complication rate, and revision rate after ankle fracture fixation between early weightbearing (within 2 weeks of surgery) and late weightbearing (4-6 weeks after surgery). Function significantly favoured EWB groups at 6 weeks, while no significant difference was observed between EWB and LWB groups when function was...
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