Complications following management of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures: a prospective randomized trial comparing open reduction internal fixation with nonoperative management.

@article{Howard2003ComplicationsFM,
  title={Complications following management of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures: a prospective randomized trial comparing open reduction internal fixation with nonoperative management.},
  author={Jessi L Howard and Richard Buckley and Robert McCormack and Graham Pate and R Dennis Leighton and David P Petrie and Robert D Galpin},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={241-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To report on all complications experienced by patients with displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) following nonoperative management or open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). DESIGN Prospective, randomized, multicenter study. SETTING Four level I trauma centers. PATIENTS The patient population consisted of consecutive patients, age 17 to 65 at the time of injury, presenting to 1 of the centers with DIACFs between April 1991 and December 1998. INTERVENTIONS… CONTINUE READING

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