Surgical treatment of geriatric ankle fractures may offer lower mortality rates

Geriatric patients who had operative intervention for ankle fractures showed a lower mortality and fewer comorbidities compared to patients who underwent nonoperative treatment, according to a presenter at the International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies Triennial Meeting.

Geriatric patients who had operative intervention for ankle fractures showed a lower mortality and fewer comorbidities compared to patients who underwent nonoperative treatment, according to a presenter at the International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies Triennial Meeting.

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Surgical treatment of geriatric ankle fractures may offer lower mortality rates