The role of pulsatile cold compression in edema resolution following ankle fractures: a randomized clinical trial.

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Twenty-four patients with displaced ankle fractures awaiting surgery were randomized to a study (n=11) or a control group (n=13). In the study group, patients had a pulsatile cold compression (PCC) device applied to their ankle, and remained at bed rest with the extremity elevated while awaiting surgery. In the control group patients remained in a posterior… (More)

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