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ACE Report #10304
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

COA-ACO2018: Function at 6 weeks favoured with early vs. late weightbearing after ankle Frx fixation

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Outcomes of Early vs. Late Post-Operative Weightbearing in Patients Undergoing Surgical Fixation of Ankle Fractures: A Systematic review and Meta Analysis

Contributing Authors: N Dehghan

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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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