AAOS2018: Failure rate similar between immediate & touch down WB after fixing distal femur fracture
A Prospective Randomized Control Trial Comparing Immediate Weight-Bearing as Tolerated versus Touch Down Weight-Bearing in Extraarticular Supracondylar Distal Femur Fractures after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
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31 patients who had undergone open reduction and internal fixation for an extraarticular, supracondylar distal femur fracture were randomized to either immediate weight-bearing as tolerated (WBAT) or a period of touch down weight-bearing (TDWB). Patients were assessed for the incidence of either catastrophic failure within 3 months or nonuion. Results demonstrated only one case of hardware failure...
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