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The use of calcaneal anatomic plate in arthroscopically-assisted open reduction and internal fixation of intra-articular calcaneal fractures.

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Department of Orthopaedic, Union Hospital , Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China.

Abstract

To discuss and evaluate the method and effect of using calcaneal anatomic plate in treatment of intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus with assistant of arthroscope, 86 intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus in 78 patients were reduced by open reduction, and rigid fixation was made with calcaneal anatomic plate under assistant of arthroscope. The average follow-up duration was 18 months (range 12-30 months). The effect of treatment was evaluated according to AOFAS and X-ray before and after operation. The results showed that 86 patients have obtained satisfactory reduction according to X-ray, and there was significant difference before and after operation (P < 0. 01), the total excellent and fine rate was 91.86%. Treating intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus with calcaneal anatomic plate under arthroscope may provide more chance to achieve anatomical reconstruction, which can lead to satisfied recovery of function and few complication.

PMID:
16961281
DOI:
10.1007/bf02829563
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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