Early ankle movement vs immobilization after ankle fracture surgery
Early Ankle Movement Versus Immobilization in the Postoperative Management of Ankle Fracture in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysisJ Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Sep;44(9):690-C7.
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This meta-analysis/systematic review contained 14 randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials investigating early ankle movement compared to immobilization after ankle fracture surgery. Pooled analysis revealed the effect of early ankle movement on short-term functional outcomes remained unclear compared to immobilization, while no observable difference existed in the longer term. Early ankle...
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