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ACE Report #5417
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Operative vs. Non-operative treatment of calcaneal fractures

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Operative compared to non-operative treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 7;95(15):1351-7

Contributing Authors: PH Agren P Wretenberg AS Sayed-Noor

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82 patients with intra-articular calcaneal fractures of > 2mm displacement (verified by computed tomography scans) were randomly assigned into operative or non-operative groups, to compare the effectiveness of each treatment. The results demonstrated that there were no significant differences between the two groups at the one year follow up in terms of pain (VAS), or physical/mental functioning (S...

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