Acute complications in the operative treatment of isolated ankle fractures in patients with diabetes mellitus.

@article{Blotter1999AcuteCI,
  title={Acute complications in the operative treatment of isolated ankle fractures in patients with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={R H Blotter and Elizabeth Connolly and Ajay D. Wasan and Michael W. Chapman},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={687-94}
}
Using a computer database, we conducted a retrospective review of all ankle fractures treated at our institution from March 1985 to October 1996. Twenty-one patients with diabetes mellitus and isolated ankle fractures that were treated operatively met all inclusion criteria. Seven had insulin-dependent diabetes, and 14 had non-insulin-dependent diabetes. A randomly selected control group of 46 patients without diabetes who also underwent operative treatment of ankle fractures during this same… CONTINUE READING

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