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A multicentre, randomised, parallel group, superiority study to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of external frame versus internal locking plate for complete articular pilon fracture fixation in adults: protocol for the ACTIVE randomised controlled trial

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A pilon fracture is a severe ankle joint injury caused by high-energy trauma, typically affecting men of working age. Although relatively uncommon (5% to 7% of all tibial fractures), this injury causes among the worst functional and health outcomes of any skeletal injury, with a high risk of serious complications and long-term disability, and with devastating consequences on patients’ quality of life and financial prospects. Robust evidence to guide treatment is... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1302/2633-1462.23.BJO-2020-0178

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Publisher:
British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery Publisher's website
Journal:
Bone and Joint Open Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2021-03-05
Acceptance date:
2020-12-14
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EISSN:
2633-1462
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1154027
Local pid:
pubs:1154027
Deposit date:
2021-01-12

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