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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #11992
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Similar Function, QoL and Pain Relief With Surgical and Conservative Treatment for Ankle Fractures


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Surgical versus conservative treatment for ankle fractures in adults - A systematic review and meta-analysis of the benefits and harms

Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Aug;25(4):409-417.

Contributing Authors: P Larsen MS Rathleff R Elsoe

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Synopsis

Eight studies (1237 patients) were included in this meta-analysis comparing surgical and conservative treatment of ankle fractures in adult patients. The primary outcome of interest was ankle-specific function scores. Secondary outcomes of interest included pain, quality of life, the risk of osteoarthritis and the risk of adverse events. The results of this study revealed no significant difference...

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