TITLE

The Management of Ankle Fractures in Patients with Diabetes

AUTHOR(S)
Wukich, Dane K.; Kline, Alex J.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 7, p1570
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of the management of ankle fractures in patients that have diabetes mellitus. A discussion of complications that are often seen in patients with diabetes after treatment for ankle fractures, and of the importance of prolonged non-weight bearing and subsequently protected weigh bearing in diabetic patients following treatment for ankle fracture, is presented.
ACCESSION #
33434233

 

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