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Volume:8 Issue:9 Number:14 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12323
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Use of Ankle Trainer Improved Function and Shortened Length of Stay After Ankle Fracture Surgery


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

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.

Contributing Authors: M Molund J Hellesnes G Berdal BS Andreassen GS Andreassen

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Synopsis

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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