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Volume:71 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13814
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Early Weightbearing vs. Nonweightbearing in Operative Ankle Fractures

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OrthoEvidence. Early Weightbearing vs. Nonweightbearing in Operative Ankle Fractures. ACE Report. 2021;71(1):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13814

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

Early Weightbearing Versus Nonweightbearing After Operative Treatment of an Ankle Fracture: A Multicenter, Noninferiority, Randomized Controlled Trial.

Am J Sports Med. 2021 Aug;49(10): 2689-2696.

Contributing Authors: JY Park BS Kim YM Kim JH Cho YR Choi HN Kim

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One hundred and ninety four patients with operative ankle fractures were randomized to undergo early weightbearing (EWB) at 2 weeks postoperatively (n=95) or nonweightbearing (NWB) (n=99) until 6 weeks postoperatively. This was a noninferiority trial design. The primary outcome of interest was the mean difference in the Olerud-Molander ankle score (OMAS) between the two groups at 12 month follow-u...

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