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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Weight bearing or non-weight bearing after surgically fixed ankle fractures, the WOW! Study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Age ranging from 18–65 years Pre-existent impaired mobility
Fractures classified as Lauge Hansen supination eversion type 2–3 or 4 Expected insufficient stable fracture fixation with standard surgical technique
Articular discongruity of >2 mm on X-ray Pre-existent cognitive disability
  Necessity for a syndesmosis screw
  Tertius fragment requiring operative fixation
  Body mass index >30
  Diabetes mellitus
  Polytrauma patients (ISS a >16 or >2 AIS b regions involved)
  Gustillo 2 and 3 open fractures
  Inability to comply with non-weight-bearing mobilization
  Inability to comply with follow-up
  1. aInjury Severity Score.
  2. bAbbreviated Injury Scale.