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The Ankle Injury Management (AIM) trial: a pragmatic, multicentre, equivalence randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation comparing close contact casting with open surgical reduction and internal fixation in the treatment of unstable ankle fractures in patients aged over 60 years

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BACKGROUND: Close contact casting (CCC) may offer an alternative to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery for unstable ankle fractures in older adults. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to (1) determine if CCC for unstable ankle fractures in adults aged over 60 years resulted in equivalent clinical outcome compared with ORIF, (2) estimate cost-effectiveness to the NHS and society and (3) explore participant experiences. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, equivalence randomised controlled tria...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3310/hta20750

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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Publisher's website
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Health Technology Assessment Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
75
Pages:
1-158
Publication date:
2016-10-05
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-527
Pubs id:
pubs:653455
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uri:88ac13ef-5330-4e14-bec9-53b710d544a2
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uuid:88ac13ef-5330-4e14-bec9-53b710d544a2
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pubs:653455
Paper number:
75
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English

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