OTA2017: Weight bearing vs non-weight bearing after surgical treatment of ankle fractures
Weight Bearing or Non-Weight Bearing After Surgical Treatment of Ankle Fractures: The WOW! Study. A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
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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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