Fracture of calcaneum results in serious
and prolong disability. Considering the high rate of
malunion and severe loss of function, it will be better to
choose open reduction and internal fixation as a primary
mode of treatment for the calcaneum fractures.
Methodology: The present study consists of 45 fractures
of calcaneum treated by open reduction and internal
fixation and subtalar arthrodesis. Of the 45 fractures, 16
(35.56%) were treated by open reduction internal
fixation by plates within 2 weeks of injury and 29
(64.44%) treated by percutaneous k-wire or Steinman
pin or C-C screw.
Results: At final follow up group A patients treated by
plate) has mean AOFAS score was 89.28 however group
B patients ( treated by pin or C-C screw) has it was 79.53
with p-value ≤0.0001.
Conclusion: Early motion prevent stiffness of subtalar
joint and ankle joint and leads to early function and
psychological rehabilitation. Open reduction and
internal fixation by plating is safe and effective method
of treating displaced intra-articular fracture of
Keywords : Calcaneum plate; calcaneum fracture; Steinman pin; AOFAS score.