Three weeks in a cast may be just as good as six for healing ankle fractures: A shorter immobilization period could be easier for patients and help to reduce costs

Wearing a cast or ankle support for three weeks may be no worse than the usual six weeks for healing ankle fractures, suggest the findings of a randomised controlled trial published in The BMJ today.

What is an OB-GYN and what do they do?

People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology: obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections