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Volume:11 Issue:1 Number:6 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #13233
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Polyaxial Locking Plate & Early Weight-Bearing Improves Function vs Non-Locking Semitubular Plate


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OrthoEvidence. Polyaxial Locking Plate & Early Weight-Bearing Improves Function vs Non-Locking Semitubular Plate. ACE Report. 2021;11(1):6. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/13233

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

Is early full weight bearing safe following locking plate ORIF of distal fibula fractures?

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 Feb 9;22(1): 159.

Contributing Authors: M Zyskowski M Wurm F Greve S Pesch F von Matthey P Pflüger M Crönlein P Biberthaler C Kirchhoff

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Synopsis

Fifty-two patients with distal fibula fractures scheduled to undergo an open reduction and internal fixation surgery were randomized to receive a non-locking, one-third semitubular plate with delayed weight-bearing or a polyaxial locking plate plus an early weight-bearing protocol. A total of 45 patients completed follow-up including 25 patients in the semitubular plate group and 20 patients in th...

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