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ACE Report #10948
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

No difference in infection rate between compression vs. elevation protocol in ankle ORIF


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

Wound complications after ankle surgery. Does compression treatment work? A randomized, controlled trial

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2018 Dec;44(6):947-956. doi: 10.1007/s00068-017-0892-5

Contributing Authors: R Winge C Ryge L Bayer TW Klausen H Gottlieb

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Synopsis

174 patients with an unstable ankle fracture and scheduled for open reduction and internal fixation were randomized to a perioperative protocol of either compression therapy or standard bandaging and elevation. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the rate of infection between the two perioperative patient management strategies. Results demons...

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