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Clinical Analysis of Internal Fixation Treatment of Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures with Titanium Plate.

Research paper by Xiao-Dong XD Chen, Chang-Chun CC Zhang, Zhao-Cheng ZC Li, Heng H Zhang, Xin-She XS Zhou, Min M Deng

Indexed on: 08 Jan '15Published on: 08 Jan '15Published in: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics



Abstract

To explore the clinical effect of internal fixation treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures with titanium plate, we used open reduction and internal fixation with titanium plate to 48 treated feet from 42 patients with intra-articular calcaneal fractures. The efficacy of surgical treatment was evaluated based on assessment of pain, function, and line of force aspects according to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society scoring system. Our data show that internal fixation with titanium plate is an effective treatment for calcaneal fractures. It provides satisfactory reduction, reliable fixation, and early rehabilitation.