Comparison of costs in ankle fractures treated with absorbable or metallic fixation devices

  title={Comparison of costs in ankle fractures treated with absorbable or metallic fixation devices},
  author={Timo Juutilainen and Hannu V J P{\"a}ti{\"a}l{\"a} and Markku Ruuskanen and Pentti Rokkanen},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
The economic costs of ankle fractures treated operatively with self-reinforced polyglycolide acid (SR-PGA) screws, with self-reinforced poly-L-lactide acid (SR-PLLA) screws or with metallic implants was determined. All patients were divided into three groups according to the fixation material used. Open and otherwise complicated fractures were excluded. The total expense of operations in each group was taken into account. The average total cost of an ankle fracture fixed with SR-PGA screws was… CONTINUE READING


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