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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12069
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Limited evidence suggests allowing range of motion in low risk ankle fractures in kids is beneficial


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Management of ‘low-risk’ ankle fractures in children: a systematic review

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2019;00:1-9. doi 10.1308/rcsann.2019.0027

Contributing Authors: BA Marson J Ng Y Myint D Grindlay BJ Ollivere

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Synopsis

'Low risk' ankle fractures are common among children, and include Salter-Harris Type I fractures, avlusion fractures, and non-displaced fractures. Optimal management of these injuries is unclear. In this study, the authors performed a meta-analysis of four randomized controlled trials. The trials compared various combinations of ankle brace, fibreglass cast, posterior splint, and elastic tubular b...

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