International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2018, Volume 4 Issue 4

Management of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures by minimally invasive technique: A prospective study

Author(s): Dr. Md. Shiraz Ali, Dr. Birender Kumar, Dr. ND Kachhap, Dr. Jacob Eapen, Dr. Sana Khurshid and Dr. Chandramani Roy
Abstract: Introduction: Intra-articular calcaneal fractures are conventionally treated by extensive open surgical reduction to achieve anatomical reduction of the subtalar joint and also to maintain the calcaneal height and width. At the same time many studies have shown that they are associated with various complications like wound dehiscence, necrosis, infection and hard-ware problems. Our study is aimed at surgically treating displaced intra-articular fractures through minimally invasive techniques and study the outcome in terms restoration of Bohler’s angle, Gissane’s angle, calcaneal width and height. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study done in Bokaro General Hospital from April 2017 to June 2018.It included 20 patients with displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures. Patients were followed up for 3 months and assessed subjectively and objectively using Maryland foot score. Radiographs were taken to evaluate the Bohler’s angle, Gissane’s angle, calcaneal width and height. All data were Statistical analysis was performed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 20. Results: The final mean Maryland foot score was 86.62. 8 patients (38.1%), in the operated group had an excellent result, 10 (47.62%) had a good score. 2 patients (9.52%) showed fair result. Only 1 patient (4.76%) showed poor result. The Bohler’s angle, Gissanes’ angle, calcaneal height and width also showed improvement post-operatively. Conclusion: From our study it was confirmed that the operative treatment of intra-articular fractures of the calcaneum involving the subtalar joint, using minimally invasive techniques provided good results.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Md. Shiraz Ali, Dr. Birender Kumar, Dr. ND Kachhap, Dr. Jacob Eapen, Dr. Sana Khurshid, Dr. Chandramani Roy. Management of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures by minimally invasive technique: A prospective study. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(4):192-196. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i4d.35
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences