Open Fractures of the Calcaneus: A Review of Treatment and Outcome

@article{Berry2004OpenFO,
  title={Open Fractures of the Calcaneus: A Review of Treatment and Outcome},
  author={Gregory K Berry and David G. Stevens and Hans Kreder and Michael D McKee and Emil H. Schemitsch and David J. G. Stephen},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={202-206}
}
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional and clinical outcome of patients with open calcaneus fractures and to determine what factors were associated with these outcomes. Design Retrospective review of 2 level 1 prospective databases. Setting/Patients/Participants All patients admitted with an open calcaneal fracture to 2 level 1 trauma units between January 1, 1987 and April 1, 1996 were identified. Data regarding demographics, injury characteristics, and treatment and… 
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