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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Justin M Haller, Michael Q Potter, Erik N Kubiak
Orthopedic surgeons frequently provide weight-bearing recommendations to guide patient recovery following lower extremity fractures. This article discusses the available literature regarding the effects of early weight bearing on fracture healing, patient compliance with weight bearing restrictions, and the effect of different weight bearing protocols following acetabular, tibial plateau, tibial plafond, ankle, and calcaneus fractures.
October 2013: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
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