Surgeon 2020 Nov 28. Epub 2020 Nov 28.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Via S. Allende, 84081, Baronissi, SA, Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DG, United Kingdom; Guy Hilton Research Centre, School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering, Keele University Faculty of Medicine, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7QB, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
Despite the advances in operative management, displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIAFCs) are often associated with long term sequelae, permanent disability, a considerable reduction in quality of life, and a high socio-economic cost. Randomized controlled trials have shown that patient reported outcomes of surgery are no better than those of nonoperative management. Methodological flaws and selection bias may have influenced the results, however, and subgroup analysis showed that some patients could benefit from surgery, whilst patients' preference can be the decisive factor in choosing a management modality. Read More