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Post-traumatic in situ fusion after calcaneal fractures: a retrospective study with 7-28 years follow-up
Stockholms Fotkirurgklinik, Sophiahemmet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Stockholm Spine Center, Stockholm, Sweden.
Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences (Orthopaedics), Umeå University, Umeå , Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (Orthopaedics), Karolinska Institute, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2015 (English)In: Foot and Ankle Surgery, ISSN 1268-7731, E-ISSN 1460-9584, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 56-59Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background In situ fusion as salvage operation after calcaneal fractures has been used. In this retrospective investigation, a group of in situ fused patients is analyzed with long-term follow-up.

Methods: Twenty-nine patients with in situ single or multiple fusions performed between 1970 and 1990 were included. In 1998 these patients were examined with plain radiographs and computerized tomography (CT) scan of the affected foot. Also, a visual analogue score (VAS) for calcaneal fractures, short form health survey (SF-36), Olerud Molander score and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle society (AOFAS) hindfoot score were evaluated.

Results: The plain radiographs and CT scan showed severe remaining deformities in these patients. The outcome parameters were generally poor and correlated to the degree of remaining deformity.

Conclusions: Simple in situ fusion, without consideration of the deformity at hand, after a calcaneal fracture is not an adequate treatment and generally associated with poor outcome.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 21, no 1, p. 56-59
Keywords [en]
Posttraumatic fusion, Calcaneal fracture, In situ, Long follow-up, VAS score, SF-36, Olerud-Molander score, AOFAS score, Zwipp-Rammelt posttraumatic deformity score
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Medical and Health Sciences Orthopaedics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55792DOI: 10.1016/j.fas.2014.09.008ISI: 000355012200018PubMedID: 25682408Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84922945951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55792DiVA, id: diva2:1074594
Available from: 2017-02-15 Created: 2017-02-15 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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