Recommendation ID

Post-operative weight-bearing in people with ankle fractures:- What is the most clinically effective and cost-effective strategy for weight-bearing in people who have had surgery for internal fixation of an ankle fracture?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- In the NHS, open reduction and internal fixation of the ankle is often performed. Currently there is variation in the advice about mobilisation and weight-bearing given to people who have had this done. There is uncertainty as to whether people should be advised to immediately start unrestricted weight-bearing as tolerated or to wait a number of weeks.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Fractures (non-complex): assessment and management
Date issued
February 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 29/02/2016