This study will investigate whether a non-surgical treatment option will provide patients with comparable ankle function and quality of life to those treated with surgery.
Both treatments are used across the NHS currently and are not new or experimental.
In this study we use a process called randomisation, which means you cannot choose which treatment you have.
If you decide you would like to be involved in the study you will be asked to sign a consent form.
The only additional commitment we would ask of you would be to fill out a questionnaire at the start of treatment and on three occasions during your recovery.
As you have broken your ankle you are eligible to be a part of this study.
This study is expected to last 8 years. At the end of the study we will publish the findings in medical journals and at medical conferences.
No, it is entirely your decision whether you choose to take part or not.
Throughout the study you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.
Should you wish to withdraw, simply contact the study office or Trial Manager on 01865 223113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will guide you through the withdrawal process. Alternatively you may wish to contact your local research lead who will assist you.
A decision to withdraw at any time or a decision not to take part will not affect the standard of care you receive. However, we will not be able to remove the data we have already collected prior to your decision to withdraw.
Can I choose my treatment?
What will happen if I take part?