Patients with diabetic ankle fractures consistently are at greater risk of sustaining a complication during treatment than nondiabetics. Other medical comorbidities, especially Charcot neuroarthropathy and peripheral vascular disease, play distinct roles in increasing these complication rates. Many options for nonoperative and operative treatment exist, but respect for soft tissue management and attention to stable, rigid fixation with prolonged immobilization and prolonged restricted weight bearing are paramount in trying to minimize problems and yield functional results.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine