OTA 2019: Reduced imaging after ankle fractures cost-effective with no change in functional outcomes
Is Routine Radiography in the Follow-up of Trauma Patients with Ankle Fractures (Cost) Effective?
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Ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries treated by orthopaedic surgeons. No globally accepted algorithm exists for post-injury imaging. It is unclear whether routine x-rays change management or simply present an extra expense. The authors randomized 247 patients to routine care (X-rays at 1, 2, 6, and 12 weeks) versus a reduced-imaging protocol (radiographs at 6 and 12 weeks only perfo...
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