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Volume:9 Issue:12 Number:38 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12647
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Similar 1 Year Functional Outcomes with IM Nailing and Plate Fixation for Unstable Ankle Fractures


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OrthoEvidence. Similar 1 Year Functional Outcomes with IM Nailing and Plate Fixation for Unstable Ankle Fractures. ACE Report. 2020;9(12):38. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12647

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

Intramedullary fixation versus anatomically contoured plating of unstable ankle fractures: a randomized control trial.

Int Orthop. 2020 Mar;44(3):561-568.

Contributing Authors: DHS Badenhorst IPS Terblanche N Ferreria MC Burger

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Synopsis

Sixty-four patients with unstable ankle fractures were randomized to receive locking plate fixation (n=26) or intramedullary (IM) nail fixation (n=38). Outcomes of interest included peri-operative total surgical time, incision size, peri-operative total screening time, and the incidence of infection at 6 weeks follow-up. Additional outcomes of interest included the Olerud and Molander functional s...

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