In younger adults with unstable ankle fractures treated with close contact casting, is ankle function not worse than those treated with surgical intervention?
Professor Xavier Griffin.
University of Oxford.
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme.
Local principal investigator
To determine whether functional outcomes at four months are not worse in people with unstable ankle fractures treated with close contact casting than those treated with surgical intervention.
Multi-centre, parallel, two arm, randomised non-inferiority clinical trial with parallel economic analysis.
Close contact casting (non-surgical) (n = 445).
Internal fixation (surgical) (n = 445).
Adult patients, aged 18 to 60 years inclusive with an unstable ankle fracture (n = 890).