Outcomes of operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures: a comparison of metallic and biodegradable implants.

@article{Noh2012OutcomesOO,
  title={Outcomes of operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures: a comparison of metallic and biodegradable implants.},
  author={Jung Ho Noh and Young Hak Roh and Bo Yang and Sang Wan Kim and Jun Suk Lee and Moo Kyung Oh},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 22},
  pages={e166}
}
BACKGROUND Biodegradable implants for internal fixation of ankle fractures may overcome some disadvantages of metallic implants, such as imaging interference and the potential need for additional surgery to remove the implants. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes after fixation of ankle fractures with biodegradable implants compared with metallic implants. METHODS In this prospectively randomized study, 109 subjects with an ankle fracture underwent surgery with metallic… CONTINUE READING
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