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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 166-169

Conservative Management Of Fracture Calcaneus Treated By Early Mobilisation In Rural Environment


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Two Hundred and fifty six patients with 264 fracture calcaneus were treated conservatively with and without close reduction and early motion at Govt. Rural Hospital Deogad and Kudal over a period of ten years. Long term follow up of two to six years conclude that only 27% patients of fracture calcaneus, had a total painless foot. Lateral residual pain was demonstrated in 28% of cases which was due to crowding of bone under fibula, limiting the action of peroneal tendons. Fifty percent of the patients are relatively symptom free and doing the same work as they had done prior to their injury. 13.28'% patients required some modification of their work and 10% patients were classified as failures. The incidence of osteo arthritis of sub talar joint with restriction of movements was seen in (31%) patients who have been followed up from two to six years from the time of their injury. Out of 28 patients with fracture calcancus seen in children, under ten age group, excellent to good results were noted in 16 children.


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