Ankle Fractures: Postoperative Management
- some recommend early motion after operative treatment of ankle fractures;
- however, there is little differnece in range of motion between ankles that are treated with early motion and those that are immobilized;
- similarly, wt-bearing affects does not appear to affect recovery;
- Non Operative Treatment of SER Fractures
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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, October 29, 2012 9:12 pm