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Ankle Injury Management (AIM): design of a pragmatic multi-centre equivalence randomised controlled trial comparing Close Contact Casting (CCC) to Open surgical Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) in the treatment of unstable ankle fractures in patients over 60 years.

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BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures account for 9% of all fractures with a quarter of these occurring in adults over 60 years. The short term disability and long-term consequences of this injury can be considerable. Current opinion favours open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) over non-operative treatment (fracture manipulation and the application of a standard moulded cast) for older people. Both techniques are associated with complications but the limited published research indicates higher c...

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10.1186/1471-2474-15-79

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC musculoskeletal disorders Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
79
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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1471-2474
ISSN:
1471-2474
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uuid:e40a8eac-e338-48ef-ab5a-60b5bc85c1fe
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457554
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pubs:457554

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