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ACE Report #10504
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Functional brace versus cast immobilization of stable type B ankle fractures

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Functional bracing treatment for stable type B ankle fractures

Injury. 2018 Aug;49(8):1607-1611. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2018.06.009

Contributing Authors: JM Hoogendoorn C van den Berg T Haak NL Weil

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44 patients with a stable type B malleolar fracture were randomized to postoperative immobilization using either a removable functional brace or a below-the-knee cast. Patients were assessed for function, pain, comfort, and range of motion over a 52 week follow-up. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups at any time point on the Olerud-Molander score, VAS pain, or AAOS foot ...

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