Document Type

Article

Department

Surgery

Abstract

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess radiological outcome of management of calcaneal fractures.

METHODS:

The retrospective study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of calcanealfractures managed between February , 2008 and February, 2014 Cases were identified through medical records, and X-rays were reviewed through digital radiology archive. Bohler\'s angle, Gissane\'s angle, calcaneal height and width were assessed digitally on pre-operative and post-operative X-ray images.

RESULTS:

Of the27 patients, only 1(3.7%) was female. The cause of fracture was fall from height 15(56%), road traffic accidents 7(26%) and bomb blasts5(19%). Tongue type fractures were 16(59%) and 11(41%) were joint depression type. There was a significant mean increase in Bohler\'s angle (p0.05 each).

CONCLUSIONS:

Measurable improvement in anatomical parameters is possible with surgery, which is a prerequisite for good functional results.

Publication

JPMA: Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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