International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2017) 41:1953–1961 DOI 10.1007/s00264-017-3533-z ORIGINAL PAPER Radiological study of the secondary reduction effect of early functional exercise on displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures after internal compression fixation 1 1 1 1 1 1 Wei Chen & Bo Liu & Hongzhi Lv & Yanling Su & Xiao Chen & Yanbin Zhu & 1 2 1 Chenguang Du & Xiaolin Zhang & Yingze Zhang Received: 5 December 2016 /Accepted: 1 June 2017 /Published online: 28 June 2017 SICOT aisbl 2017 Abstract post-operative protocol of partial weight bearing after week Purpose Early post-operative exercise and weight-bearing ac- six and full weight bearing after the bone healed. Computed tivities are found to improve the functional recovery of pa- tomography (CT) scanning was performed at post-operative tients with displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures day one, week four, week eight, and week 12 to reconstruct (DIACFs). We hypothesized that early functional exercise af- coronal, sagittal, and axial images, on which the maximal ter surgery might have a secondary reduction effect on the residual displacements of the fractures were measured. subtalar joint, in particular the smaller fracture fragments that Function was evaluated using the American Orthopaedic were not fixed firmly. A prospective study was conducted
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Published: Jun 28, 2017
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