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Improved gait symmetry with stirrup brace/walker boot vs. Tubigrip after ankle fracture

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July 2016

Improved gait symmetry with stirrup brace/walker boot vs. Tubigrip after ankle fracture

Vol: 5| Issue: 7| Number:32| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

The Immediate Effects of Different Types of Ankle Support Introduced 6 Weeks After Surgical Internal Fixation for Ankle Fracture on Gait and Pain: A Randomized Crossover Trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Mar;46(3):157-67

Contributing Authors:
DJ Keene K Willett SE Lamb

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18 patients who underwent internal fixation for an isolated ankle fracture and completed 6 weeks of immobilization were included in this crossover randomized study to evaluate the different types of ankle support available. Patients' gait symmetry, range of motion, strength, and pain were assessed while wearing a stirrup brace, a walker boot, or a Tubigrip bandage as an ankle support. Although pat...

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