Use of Ankle Trainer Improved Function and Shortened Length of Stay After Ankle Fracture Surgery
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OrthoEvidence. Use of Ankle Trainer Improved Function and Shortened Length of Stay After Ankle Fracture Surgery. ACE Report. 2020;9(9):14. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12323
Compared to conventional physiotherapy, does the use of an ankle trainer device after Weber B ankle fracture operation improve outcome and shorten hospital stay? A randomized controlled trial.Clin Rehabil. 2020 Aug;34(8):1040-1047.
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One hundred and thirteen patients with Weber B classified closed ankle fractures were randomized to receive rehabilitation using a spring-loaded ankle trainer or conventional rehabilitation using a non-elastic band for physical therapy. The primary outcome of interest was the Olerud–Molander Ankle Score (OMAS). The secondary outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), leng...
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