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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1996 Jan;78(1):119-23.

Functional outcome measures after displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures.

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University of Calgary, Canada.


We have devised a new scoring system using visual analogue scales (VAS) to determine the functional outcome in 15 patients with 20 displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures, confirmed by CT. The average follow-up was 19 months. A VAS was completed separately by the patient, the surgeon and an independent assessor. It showed satisfactory agreement between observers and strong correlations with a General Health Survey (SF36), a pain scale (McGill Pain Questionnaire) and a disease-specific, historical scale for calcaneal fractures (the Rowe score).

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