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Results of dynamic pedobarography following surgically treated intra-articular calcaneal fractures.
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PMID:  23197185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical outcome and gait analysis findings by dynamic pedobarography in patients following surgically treated single, closed, dislocated intra-articular calcaneal fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective single-center study with 26 patients. The average follow-up period was 34 months (range 18-61 months). We used the Zwipp score and a score based on a visual analog scale (VAS) to assess the subjective and objective clinical outcome. Dynamic pedobarography (EMED-M, 38 × 42 cm, four sensors per square centimeter, 50 Hz; Novel GmbH., Munich, Germany) was performed to retrieve gait patterns. Analysis was performed using the Emed-Software (Novel GmbH., Munich, Germany). RESULTS: For the Zwipp score (±200 points), the average was +54.4 points (±48.2); for the VAS score (0-100 points), the average was 58.3 points (±24.3). There was limited mobility in the upper and lower ankle joint. Pedobarography showed a clearly disturbed gait with increased pressure for the fractured side (157 vs. 119 kPa) in the midfoot region (71.8 vs. 68 kPa) and under fifth metatarsal bone (234 vs. 160 kPa). The gait line was lateralized. The force-time-integral (fractured vs. healthy side) showed significant differences for the medial (18 vs. 7 N s) and lateral (61 vs. 36 N s) midfoot region. CONCLUSIONS: We found only an average clinical outcome and clear pathological gait patterns in our cohort with lateralization of the gait line.
Hendrik Jansen; Sönke P Frey; Christine Ziegler; Rainer H Meffert; Stefanie Doht
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Würzburg University Hospital, Oberduerrbacher Strasse 6, 97080, Würzburg, Germany,
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