The Sheffield splint for controlled early mobilisation after rupture of the calcaneal tendon. A prospective, randomised comparison with plaster treatment.

@article{Saleh1992TheSS,
  title={The Sheffield splint for controlled early mobilisation after rupture of the calcaneal tendon. A prospective, randomised comparison with plaster treatment.},
  author={Michael Saleh and Philip D. Marshall and Roxy Senior and Andrew MacFarlane},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1992},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={206-9}
}
Forty patients with acute complete rupture of the calcaneal tendon were managed conservatively and randomly allocated to treatment groups using either cast immobilisation for eight weeks, or cast immobilisation for three weeks, followed by controlled early mobilisation in a Sheffield splint. The splint is an ankle-foot orthosis which holds the ankle in 15 degrees of plantar flexion, but allows some movement at the metatarsophalangeal joints. It is removed to allow controlled movement during… CONTINUE READING

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