Six-month function equivalent between casting & surgery for unstable ankle fracture
Close Contact Casting vs Surgery for Initial Treatment of Unstable Ankle Fractures in Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA. 2016 Oct 11;316(14):1455-1463
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620 patients with an unstable ankle fracture were randomized to treatment with either close contact casting or internal fixation. The purpose of this study was to determine if functional outcome within the first 6 months after casting was equivalent to internal fixation. Secondary clinical and functional outcomes, radiographic nonunion and malunion, and complication rate were also assessed. Result...
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