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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Foot and Ankle International|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine