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Unsatisfactory outcome following surgical intervention of ankle fractures

Nilsson, Gertrud LU ; Jonsson, Kjell LU ; Ekdahl, Charlotte LU and Eneroth, Magnus LU (2005) In Foot and Ankle Surgery 11(1). p.11-16
Abstract
The aim of this study was to evaluate outcome after surgical intervention in patients with ankle fractures. Fifty-four patients consecutively operated were included. A standardised protocol was used to record a number of variables regarding patient characteristics, type of fracture and treatment. Radiographic examination was performed in all patients postoperatively and after 14 months. A questionnaire containing the Olerud–Molander Ankle Score (OMAS) and some supplementary questions was used 14 months and 3 years after surgery. The median OMAS was 75 at the 14-month and 85 at the 3-year follow-up. Patients <40 years of age scored significantly better. Only 50% returned to the same activity level 14 months after injury. Pain, stiffness... (More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate outcome after surgical intervention in patients with ankle fractures. Fifty-four patients consecutively operated were included. A standardised protocol was used to record a number of variables regarding patient characteristics, type of fracture and treatment. Radiographic examination was performed in all patients postoperatively and after 14 months. A questionnaire containing the Olerud–Molander Ankle Score (OMAS) and some supplementary questions was used 14 months and 3 years after surgery. The median OMAS was 75 at the 14-month and 85 at the 3-year follow-up. Patients <40 years of age scored significantly better. Only 50% returned to the same activity level 14 months after injury. Pain, stiffness and swelling were present among more than half of the patients and 40% reported instability and problems when using stairs. In conclusion, subjective outcome 3 years after surgical intervention for ankle fractures is poorer than expected. (Less)
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Outcome, Internal fixation, Ankle fracture
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Foot and Ankle Surgery
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11
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1
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11 - 16
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Elsevier
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1460-9584
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10.1016/j.fas.2004.10.004
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English
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to evaluate outcome after surgical intervention in patients with ankle fractures. Fifty-four patients consecutively operated were included. A standardised protocol was used to record a number of variables regarding patient characteristics, type of fracture and treatment. Radiographic examination was performed in all patients postoperatively and after 14 months. A questionnaire containing the Olerud–Molander Ankle Score (OMAS) and some supplementary questions was used 14 months and 3 years after surgery. The median OMAS was 75 at the 14-month and 85 at the 3-year follow-up. Patients &lt;40 years of age scored significantly better. Only 50% returned to the same activity level 14 months after injury. Pain, stiffness and swelling were present among more than half of the patients and 40% reported instability and problems when using stairs. In conclusion, subjective outcome 3 years after surgical intervention for ankle fractures is poorer than expected.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Gertrud and Jonsson, Kjell and Ekdahl, Charlotte and Eneroth, Magnus},
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  keyword      = {Outcome,Internal fixation,Ankle fracture},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {11--16},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Foot and Ankle Surgery},
  title        = {Unsatisfactory outcome following surgical intervention of ankle fractures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2004.10.004},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2005},
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