Ankle fractures that require surgery are common, but patient recovery is managed in many different ways. It is widely debated whether patients need prolonged periods immobilised in plaster or whether being able to actively move and use the ankle is advantageous.
The Dorset office of the South West Research Design Service based within Bournemouth University’s Clinical Research Unit were contacted in late Spring 2010 about the potential study and have therefore been involved in all aspects from the outset. Several members of the Clinical Research Unit are co-applicants and committed to the delivery of the trial.
The Clinical Research Unit will update on the different stages of the research.