Home therapy pathway – Safe and streamlined method of initial management of ankle fractures

Publication date: Available online 6 August 2013 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Njalalle Baraza , Suzanne Lever , Vivekanandan Dhukaram Background Ankle fractures requiring operative fixation often swell up after 24 h and surgery during this period is not feasible as there are several associated risks including infection and wound breakdown. The affected limb is kept elevated usually in hospital and once the swelling has sufficiently subsided then the operation takes place.

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Home therapy pathway – Safe and streamlined method of initial management of ankle fractures

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