Results of randomized study support early weight-bearing after operative fixation of unstable ankle fractures

Data that were presented by investigators from Toronto, here, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, disputed the conventional notion that weight-bearing following fixation of unstable ankle fractures should be delayed. “Early weight-bearing has the potential to decrease the time to return to work,” Niloofar Dehghan, M.D., FRCS, said.

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Results of randomized study support early weight-bearing after operative fixation of unstable ankle fractures

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