Nonoperative treatment of displaced calcaneal fractures can be as effective as surgery
Operative compared with nonoperative treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures: a prospective, randomized, controlled multicenter trialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Oct;84-A(10):1733-44
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Dr. Richard Buckley discusses the current perspective of operative and nonoperative treatment for calcaneal fractures.
424 patients with a calcaneal fracture were randomized to operative or nonoperative management. Operative care involved a lateral approach and rigid internal fixation, and nonoperative care was treatment only with ice, elevation, and rest. Patients were assessed between 2 and 8 years with the SF-36 and for pain with the visual analog scale. The two groups did not significantly differ in these outc...
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