Outcome of Percutaneous Reduction and Fixation of Displaced Calcaneal Fractures: Our Experience

Muhammad Zubair Javaid, Junaid Khan, Muhammad Mohsin Javaid, Sana Zubair, Hizra Farrukh, Raja Umar Liaqat


OBJECTIVES: To determine the functional outcome of percutaneous reduction and fixation of calcaneal fractures in terms of visual analog pain score (VAS).

METHODS: This descriptive study was done from 10th January 2016 to 9th January 2019. All patients presenting to the Orthopaedic emergency with displaced calcaneal fractures belonging to either gender aged between 20 to 65 years presenting within 1 week of injury were included. All patients underwent percutaneous reduction and fixation under C-arm fluoroscope. Functional outcome at 3-months post-operatively was assessed in terms of VAS. Data regarding age, gender, mechanism of injury, fractured side, time since injury, type of fracture, VAS and any complication was noted and analyzed using SPSS version 23.

RESULTS: 50 patients were included in the study. 40 (80%) were males and 10 (20%) females. Mean age was 41.3±10.0 years. Average time to surgery since injury was 5.1±1.1 days. Most of the patients had Sanders-II (44%) type of fracture. Most common complication was subtalar arthritis which was found in 6 (12%) of patients. Mean VAS score at 3-months post-operatively was 2.5±0.9.

CONCLUSION: The study concludes that percutaneous reduction and fixation of calcaneal fractures has good functional outcome.


Calcaneal fracture; Percutaneous reduction; Visual analog pain score

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