Ankle Fracture: Read Article Before Surgery

5 Jul

Read this before surgery.

Surgery is often performed for ankle fracture that make the ankle joint unstable, but the risk of infection and poor healing afterward may be higher for older adults.

A recent study in the United Kingdom found that function and pain were nearly equal in seniors who had surgery and those who got a tight-fitting cast to immobilize the joint.

Source: Consumer Reports on Health   July2018

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