Lower rate of treatment failure with surgical vs. conservative treatment for unstable ankle fracture
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OrthoEvidence. Lower rate of treatment failure with surgical vs. conservative treatment for unstable ankle fracture. ACE Report. 2019;8(10):4. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12018
A Systematic Review Investigating the Effectiveness of Surgical Versus Conservative Management of Unstable Ankle Fractures in AdultsFoot Ankle Surg. 2019 Aug;25(4):409-417.
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Five studies (951 patients) were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis comparing surgical and conservative treatment of unstable ankle fractures. Outcomes of interest included the risk of non-union, mal-union, infection, radiological signs of osteoarthritis, and early treatment failure, as well as functional outcomes. Pooled results for the risk of non-union, mal-union and early tre...
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