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Unfallchirurg. 2013 Nov;116(11):1030-2. doi: 10.1007/s00113-012-2291-z.

[Pediatric calcaneal fracture after supination trauma: conservative therapy with an orthosis].

[Article in German]

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Klinik für Unfallchirurgie und Orthopädie 1, Westpfalz-Klinikum GmbH, Hellmut-Hartert-Straße 1, 67655, Kaiserslautern, Deutschland, thomas@ruffing.eu.

Abstract

We report the case of a 12-year-old boy with a calcaneal fracture due to a simple supination trauma. As magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a non-displaced extra-articular fracture no surgical treatment was necessary. A conservative therapy using calcaneal fracture orthosis with full weight bearing was carried out. Using this procedure allowed a comfortable means of movement without the need for a plaster cast immobilization or forearm crutches accompanied by a rapid return of the child to the normal daily routine.

PMID:
23149882
DOI:
10.1007/s00113-012-2291-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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