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Surgery for fracture of the calcaneus. 5 (2-8) year follow-up of 20 cases.

Authors
  • Darder Prats, A D
  • Silvestre Muñoz, A
  • Segura Llopis, F
  • Baixauli Perelló, E
  • Darder García, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1993
Volume
64
Issue
2
Pages
161–164
Identifiers
PMID: 8498176
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

20 displaced intraarticular fractures of the calcaneus were treated by open reduction and internal fixation. Results were evaluated according to a standardized protocol. With an average follow-up of 5 (2-8) years, results were excellent or good in 15 cases and fair or poor in 5 cases. An accurate radiographic study and CT scanning are essential for understanding these fractures. We feel that restoring calcaneal shape as anatomic as possible, getting an appropriate reduction of the posterior joint surface by a surgical procedure with early mobilization, and delayed weight bearing would be a good option in treatment of these fractures.

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