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2019 Dec




Long-term outcome in operatively and non-operatively treated isolated type B fibula fractures.


van Leeuwen CAT, Hoffman RPC, Hoogendoorn JM
Injury. 2019 Dec; 50(12):2318-2323.
PMID: 31607441.


Type B fibula fractures are the most common type of ankle fractures. Generally, surgical repair is advised for unstable fractures and non-operative treatment for stable fractures. However, evidence on long-term functional outcome of both treatment regimens is lacking. Aim of this study is to compare the long-term outcome in function and pain between patients with an isolated type B fibula fracture treated non-operatively and surgically.