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
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.
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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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