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Three-year follow-up of a trial of close contact casting vs surgery for initial treatment of unstable ankle fractures in older adults

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A randomized clinical trial of close contact casting versus the usual practice of surgery for treating unstable ankle fractures in older adults found equivalent ankle function outcomes at 6 months.1 Higher rates of radiological ankle malunion in the casting vs surgical groups (15% vs 3%) and non-union (medial malleolus 7% vs 1%) suggested that equivalence between the two groups may be lost if symptoms or functional limitations from posttraumatic arthritis manifest later.2 A follow-up at least...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1001/jama.2018.0811

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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NDORMS
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University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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NDORMS
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Publisher:
American Medical Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the American Medical Association Journal website
Volume:
319
Issue:
12
Pages:
1274–1276
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-01-23
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EISSN:
1538-3598
ISSN:
0098-7484
Source identifiers:
831866
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pubs:831866
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uuid:47a4d307-40f4-4ff3-a4e0-7977dd1646f9
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2018-03-27

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