Rest Easy: Is Bed Rest Really Necessary After Surgical Repair of an Ankle Fracture?
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00690651|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Ankle Injuries Fracture||Procedure: Early mobilization Procedure: Standard mobilization||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||104 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Care Provider)|
|Official Title:||Randomized Controlled Study Into Early Mobilization Following Internal Fixation of Isolated Ankle Fractures.|
|Study Start Date :||July 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2010|
Active Comparator: 2
this group will rest in bed with operated leg well elevated for 48 hour and then mobilize with physiotherapist with aim for discharge home when safe.
Procedure: Standard mobilization
this group will rest in bed with their leg elevated above their heart for 48 hours post surgery to ankle fracture and will then mobilize with physiotherapist with aim to discharge home.
mobilize with physiotherapist within 24 hours of surgical fixation of fractured ankle
Procedure: Early mobilization
pt to get out of bed and mobilize with physiotherapist within 24 hours of surgery. they will be allowed toilet privileges and will go home when safe (as per medical staff and allied health)
- length of acute hospital stay [ Time Frame: various ]The time frame is variable as the length of stay is variable depending on many factors (usually less than a week in acute hospital if no complications)
- wound integrity [ Time Frame: 10-14 days ]
- readmission rate [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
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|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3204|
|Principal Investigator:||Lara a Kmmel, BA. Physio||Bayside Health|
|Study Director:||Anne Holland, Dr Physio||Bayside Health|