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Patients with DIACF experienced superior results with operative treatment

Patients with DIACF experienced superior results with operative treatment

In the management of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures, patients with light labor and no secondary gains had superior results with operative treatment with restoration of Böhler angle and articular surface, according to study results.

Eighty-two patients with CT-verified displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) were initially randomly assigned to undergo operative treatment with open reduction and screw/plate fixation or nonoperative treatment. Fifty-eight patients were available after 8 to 12 years of follow-up and were included in the final evaluation.

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Source: Healio