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Study impact 143 seminars as well as chapters in profession books for both orthopedic, trauma surgeons as well as physiotherapists and rehabilitation physicians regarding this topic. Products such as the pressure-measuring insoles can help guide the physical therapists with implementing future permissive weight bearing protocols. Innovation The main innovation of this thesis was that through investigation of various aspects of aftercare, from complications, pain to quality of life and economic burden of PWB versus RWB we have achieved for the first time a clear evidence based indication that PWB aftercare protocols are superior to RWB protocols. Implementation of PWB-based treatment regimen in the rehabilitation community across the world is a challenge that needs to be addressed.

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