J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev 2021 05 11;5(5). Epub 2021 May 11.
From the Geisinger Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, MSK Institute, Danville, PA (Dr. Friedman and Dr. Horwitz); the Universidad del Rosario, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bogota, Colombia (Dr. Sanchez); the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA (Dr. Zachos); Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA (Dr. Marcantonio); Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI (Dr. Audet); Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (Dr. Vallier); Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (Dr. Mullis); University of Miami, Department of Anesthesiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL (Dr. Myers-White); Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute, Charlotte, NC (Dr. Kempton); and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, Akron, OH (Dr. Watts).
Introduction: Ankle fractures are one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal injuries, with a significant number requiring surgical treatment. Postoperative complications requiring additional interventions frequently occur during the early postoperative period. We hypothesize that there is a limited need for routine clinical and radiographic follow-up once the fracture is deemed healed. Read More