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ACE Report #6078
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

AAOS: Early rehabilitation acceptable following fixation of unstable ankle fracture


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A randomized controlled trial of early vs. delayed weightbearing after surgical fixation of unstable ankle fractures

Contributing Authors: N Dehghan R Jenkinson MD McKee A Nauth EH Schemitsch J Hall DJ Stephen HJ Kreder

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Synopsis

110 patients undergoing fixation of an unstable ankle fracture were randomized to either early weightbeaing (2 weeks postop) or delayed weightbearing (6 weeks non-weightbeaing and immobilization postop). The purpose was to compare the two protocols on rate of return to work and functional outcome. The results indicated that return to work was similar between early and delayed weightbearing at all ...

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