PMID: 44087Oct 1, 1979

Fractures of the calcaneus. Orthopaedicotechnical management and long-term results following surgical or conservative first treatment (author's transl)

Aktuelle Traumatologie
H StuflesserM Dexel

Abstract

75 fractures of the calcaneus were followed up in a long-term study in 64 patients. 27 of these patients were older than 10 years. 22 were operated (or reoperated) later. 16 of these received a double arthrodesis. The early and late results were compared. There was no difference between the results obtained with the surgically treated and the conservatively treated patients (functional or closed repositioning and plaster cast). The late operations are discussed. Emphasis is given to the orthopaedicotechnical possibilities which, in the authors' opinion, should be utilised more often.

Related Concepts

Casts, Surgical
Fracture
Bone Structure of Calcaneum
Shoes
Arthrodesis

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