Audit of ankle fracture fixation in the elderly.


To assess the results of operative treatment of ankle fractures in the elderly, we have reviewed the results of ankle fracture fixation in 76 patients aged over 50 years. This was carried out with special reference to the early complications. Our series had a 1.8% incidence of infection and a 5.2% incidence of delayed healing and wound necrosis. Malunion… (More)