Surgical versus conservative interventions for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures
There is insufficient high quality evidence to establish whether surgical or conservative treatment is better for adults with displaced intra-articular calcaneal (heel bone) fracture.
Fractures of the calcaneus (heel bone) comprise up to 2% of all fractures, and are mostly caused by a fall from a height, and common in younger adults. Treatment can be surgical or non-surgical. However, there is clinical uncertainty over optimal management. This review assessed the effects of surgical compared with conservative treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures in adults.
Adolescents, Adults, Both sexes (for groups of both male and female persons), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Cardiovascular conditions, Child health, Conflict, Disability, Displaced population, Earthquake, Extreme violence/Accidents, Health, Injuries (all), Logistics, Orthopedic injuries, Pain and anaesthesia, Population displacement, Skin infections