Complications after open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures in the elderly.

@article{Lynde2012ComplicationsAO,
  title={Complications after open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures in the elderly.},
  author={Michael J Lynde and Travis L Sautter and G Andrew Y Hamilton and John M. Schuberth},
  journal={Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={103-7}
}
BACKGROUND Open reduction with internal fixation for unstable ankle fractures is relatively predictable with excellent outcomes. However, the management of ankle fractures in the elderly remains less predictable secondary to the various co-morbidities associated with advanced age. METHODS A retrospective chart review of 216 patients over the age of 60… CONTINUE READING