OTA 2019: Early directed physiotherapy significantly better than usual care post ankle ORIF
Early Motion and Directed Exercise (EMADE) versus Usual Care, Post Ankle Fracture Fixation: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial
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Recovery from ankle fracture surgery can be difficult, with 20% of patients having ongoing restrictions 6 months after the injury. In this study, the authors randomized 157 patients with fixed Weber B ankle fractures. Patients were randomized to an early motion and directed exercise (EMADE) physiotherapy program versus usual care in a plaster cast. Outcomes were measured at 12 weeks, and were as f...
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