Relationship of Prolonged Operative Time and Comorbidities With Complications After Geriatric Ankle Fractures.

@article{Aigner2017RelationshipOP,
  title={Relationship of Prolonged Operative Time and Comorbidities With Complications After Geriatric Ankle Fractures.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Aigner and Constantin Salomia and Philipp Lechler and Roman Pahl and Michael Frink},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2017},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={41-48}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of geriatric ankle fractures has increased during the last few decades. In contrast to younger patients, increased complication rates have been observed. Thus, the goal of the present study was to identify risk factors for perioperative complications following open reduction and internal fixation of geriatric ankle fractures. METHODS Two hundred thirty-seven patients over the age of 65 years (mean, 72.5 ± 6.1 years) treated for ankle fractures in our institution… CONTINUE READING