Taking part

What will happen if I take part?

If you decide you would like to be involved in the study you will be asked to sign a consent form.

After signing the consent form, we will ask you to fill out the first questionnaire.

The questionnaire will ask you about how well you were able to perform day-to-day tasks and how you were feeling before your injury. The questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

You will then be treated with either:

(a) an operation where cuts are made around the ankle and the broken bones are held using plates and screws.
(b) a procedure where your ankle bones are realigned in theatre  and a special, snug plaster cast called a close contact cast is applied.

In both cases you will need to have a general anaesthetic and the procedure will be done in an operating theatre.

Why do we do clinical trials?

What is randomisation?

What is the role of a consultee?