IJAO - International Journal Of Advances In Orthopaedics


ISSN (O) : 2663-1806
A CrossRef Indexed Journal DOI : 10.34300/26631792
ISSN (P) : 2663-1792
IC VALUE : 77.22 (2020)
IJAO - INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN ORTHOPAEDICS
International Journal Of Advances In Orthopaedics

Functional Outcomes Of Calcaneal Fractures Managed With External Fixator Application

Sunil Malhotra, Mohd. Shifa Hasan, Shrikant Kashyap, Kamal Swarn

  Abstract :

Background: The most common fracture of tarsal bones is calcaneum fractures. Fewer complications are associated with closed and percutaneous techniques as compared with open reduction techniques. Aims & objectives: The aim of the study was to analyse the functional outcome of calcaneal fractures treated by external fixator application. Methods: This prospective study conducted over duration of 2 years in orthopaedics department of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Subharti medical college, Meerut. It consists of 30 cases with displaced calcaneal fracture treated using percutaneous reduction technique followed with external-fixator application. Patients were followed up for minimum of 12 months. The functional outcome was evaluated using American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) - Hind foot score. Results: The mean age was 37.4 years and majority were males 17 cases (56.66%). The mean Bohlers and Gissanes angle preoperative was 12, and 154.60 respectively which improved postoperatively and at final 12 months follow-up was 30.40 and 144.70 respectively. At final 12 months follow-up, the functional outcome calculated on basis of AOFAS score was excellent in 8 (26.6%), good in 20 (66.74%), fair in 1 (3.33%) and poor in 1 (3.33%). Mean AOFAS score was good (84.62). Complications were reported in four cases with pin-site infection. Conclusions: This method is effective and has good functional outcome with lesser complications.


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FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES OF CALCANEAL FRACTURES MANAGED WITH EXTERNAL FIXATOR APPLICATION, Sunil Malhotra, Mohd. Shifa Hasan, Shrikant Kashyap, Kamal Swarn, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN ORTHOPAEDICS : Volume-5 | Issue-2 | May-2021

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