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Several factors associated with time to clinical union following ankle fracture

July 23, 2016

TORONTO — Tibiotalar dislocation, BMI, external fixation for initial stabilization and delay of definitive management significantly correlated with time to clinical union after ankle fracture, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting.

“We conclude that bony healing following surgical fixation of ankle fractures takes 16 weeks on average,” Andrew P. Matson, MD, said in his presentation here. 

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