Close contact casting of ankle fractures in the elderly is not as effective as open reduction internal fixation: A prospective randomised study

Publication date: Available online 11 June 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Nimesh G Patel , Timothy Batten , Sarah Jarvis , James Davis , Guy Wansbrough Background Although surgical fixation (ORIF) is the standard treatment for unstable ankle fractures, we investigated this against management in a moulded plaster (CCC) in patients > 60years.

Publication date: Available online 11 June 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Nimesh G Patel , Timothy Batten , Sarah Jarvis , James Davis , Guy Wansbrough Background Although surgical fixation (ORIF) is the standard treatment for unstable ankle fractures, we investigated this against management in a moulded plaster (CCC) in patients > 60years.

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Close contact casting of ankle fractures in the elderly is not as effective as open reduction internal fixation: A prospective randomised study