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ACE Report #9956
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

OTA2017: Weight bearing vs non-weight bearing after surgical treatment of ankle fractures

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

Weight Bearing or Non-Weight Bearing After Surgical Treatment of Ankle Fractures: The WOW! Study. A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: MJ Segers P van der Zwaal RM Houwert DP Smeeing JP Briet EJ Verleisdonk F Hietbrink L Leenen Koen Lansink Stephan W.A.M. Van Zuthpen Bas Twigt Jochem M. Hoogendoorn

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


115 patients who had undergone the surgical fixation of supination external rotation type 2, 3, or 4 ankle fractures were randomized to three different forms of postoperative management; unprotected weight bearing, protected weight-bearing, and unprotected non-weight-bearing. Functional outcomes were assessed using the Olerud Molander Ankle Score (OMAS) at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year. ...

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