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Ankle Fractures
    

  • McCormack RG, Leith JM (North
    West Orthopaedic and Sport Medicine Centre, New
    Westminister, BC)
    Ankle Fractures in Diabetics:
    Complications of Surgical Management
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 80-B:
    689-692, 1998.
       
    This is a case controlled
    study comparing complication rates for ankle fractures
    in diabetics with a matched group of nondiabetic
    patients. The incidence of
    complications and difference in outcomes were compared
    in 26 diabetic patients and 26 nondiabetic
    patients.
       
    Significantly more diabetic
    patients had major complications.
    Whereas, insulin dependence did not contribute
    to the complication rate. 
    4 had wound problems and 2 died.
       
    The authors suggest that diabetic
    should be treated by the nonoperative treatment.
          



 

         

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Ankle Fractures
    

  • McCormack RG, Leith JM (North West Orthopaedic and Sport Medicine Centre, New Westminister, BC)
    Ankle Fractures in Diabetics: Complications of Surgical Management
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 80-B: 689-692, 1998.
       
    This is a case controlled study comparing complication rates for ankle fractures in diabetics with a matched group of nondiabetic patients. The incidence of complications and difference in outcomes were compared in 26 diabetic patients and 26 nondiabetic patients.
       
    Significantly more diabetic patients had major complications. Whereas, insulin dependence did not contribute to the complication rate.  4 had wound problems and 2 died.
       
    The authors suggest that diabetic should be treated by the nonoperative treatment.
          

 

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