Surgical versus non-surgical treatment of calcaneal fractures in children: A long-term results comparative study

F. Ceccarelli, C. Faldini, F. Piras, S. Giannini

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Abstract

This study compared surgical and non-surgical treatment of 46 calcaneal fractures in children aged 3-17 years. Patients were divided into: Group A ranging 3-14 years end Group B 15-17 years, and classified according to surgical or non-surgical treatment. Mean follow-up was 22.8 years. Extra-articular fractures were treated non-surgically and all results were satisfactory. Results of articular fractures in Group A were satisfactory regardless of the type of treatment. Articular fractures surgically treated in group B were satisfactory, and those non-surgically treated were mainly poor. Extra-articular fractures can be treated non-surgically. Articular fractures in skeletally immature children can be treated non-surgically; conversely, those in children with skeletal maturity must be treated surgically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-832
Number of pages8
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume21
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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