Complications of ankle fractures in diabetic patients.

  title={Complications of ankle fractures in diabetic patients.},
  author={Christopher Bibbo and Sheldon S. Lin and Heather A Beam and Fred F. Behrens},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={32 1},
Ankle fracture in patients with DM mandates a stepwise protocol to minimize the potential complications of delayed fracture healing, wound complications, and development of Charcot arthropathy. For nondisplaced ankle fracture, a nonoperative approach with increased duration of immobilization seems successful based on experience of the limited series. A displaced ankle fracture in a patient with DM requires a surgical intervention. The authors advocate tight glucose control in both groups to… CONTINUE READING

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