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Perioperative Care Protocols in Ankle Fracture Treatment

A Review of the Literature

Jo, Jacob, BA*; Matuszewski, Paul E., MD; Swart, Eric, MD*

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: December 2018 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 175–178
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000191
Special Focus: Advances in Ankle Fracture Management
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Although ankle fractures are common injuries and often treated with surgery, there are still many unanswered questions with regard to the optimal perioperative protocols for pain control, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, and rehabilitation. The purpose of this article is to review the best available literature in these areas and provide evidence-based recommendations.

Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level III (therapeutic). See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

*Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Eric Swart, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA 01655. E-mail: ericswartmd@gmail.com.

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