Intraarticular calcaneal fractures: Results of closed treatment

L. A. Crosby, T. Fitzgibbons

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Abstract

Thirty intraarticular calcaneal fractures were studied by computed tomography and then treated with a variety of closed methods. A classification of the fractures was devised according to the amount of displacement of the posterior facet. Follow-up evaluation showed that Type I fractures recovered function and healed extremely well. Closed treatment should be the treatment of choice for Type I fracture patterns. Type II and III fractures had unacceptable results with closed treatment. Alternate forms of treatment should be considered in dealing with more severely displaced fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number290
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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