alexa Factors affecting healing of ankle fractures.


Journal of Arthritis

Author(s): Dodson NB, Ross AJ, Mendicino RW, Catanzariti AR, Dodson NB, Ross AJ, Mendicino RW, Catanzariti AR, Dodson NB, Ross AJ, Dodson NB, Mendicino RW, Ross AJ, Catanzariti AR, Mendicino RW, Catanzariti AR

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Abstract Ankle fractures have been widely described in orthopedic and podiatric studies. These injuries have been associated with significant patient morbidity, infection, malunion, nonunion, and arthritis. Avoiding complications and optimizing outcomes demands an awareness of the factors affecting the healing of ankle fractures. The prognosis of surgical treatment of these injuries has varied according to patient factors or injury severity, or a combination. Cigarette smoking, obesity, and diabetes are some of the factors linked to the prognosis of ankle fractures. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 58 patients treated for an ankle fracture at a single center. The objective of the present study was to comprehensively evaluate the factors affecting the clinical outcome of surgically treated ankle fractures. Copyright © 2013 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in J Foot Ankle Surg and referenced in Journal of Arthritis

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