CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2019; 54(02): 156-164
DOI: 10.1016/j.rbo.2017.12.005
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Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Published by Thieme Revnter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Böhler's Angle—Comparison Between the pre- and Postoperative in Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures[*]

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Pedro José Labronici
1  Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil
2  Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brasil
,
Guilherme Guerra Pinheiro de Faria
1  Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil
,
Bruno Miranda Pedro
1  Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil
,
Marcos Donato Franco de Araújo Serra
1  Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil
,
Robinson Esteves Santos Pires
3  Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
,
Jorge Luiz Tamontini
4  Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Dr. Bartolomeu Tacchini, Bento Gonçalves, RS, Brasil
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Publication History

16 August 2017

07 December 2017

Publication Date:
22 April 2019 (online)

Abstract

Objective To compare pre- and postoperative variation of radiographic measurements of the Böhler angle (BA) in fractures with two types of deviations: severe and moderate.

Methods Pre- and postoperative BAs in 31 calcaneal fracture radiographs were retrospectively analyzed. A total of 4 patients were female (6.5%) and 26 were male (83.9%), with age ranging from 23 to 72 years old, and a mean age of 44.5 years old.

Results The results show that the postoperative BA was significantly larger than the preoperative BA (p = 0.000). At the intraevaluator and overall assessments, the postoperative BA was, on average, 10.6° higher than the preoperative measure. The postoperative angle was, on average, 108% higher than the preoperative angle. In the global assessment, the agreement between evaluators was excellent, both regarding the estimated point value (0.98) and the intraclass correlation (ICC) confidence interval (CI).

Conclusion In the global analysis, the postoperative BAs were, on average, significantly higher than the preoperative measurements. The farther from the normal range (20° to 40°) the preoperative angle is, the greater the difference after the surgery. When the preoperative angle was normal, the postoperative angle was, on average, 1.28 times the preoperative measurement. If the preoperative BA was abnormal, the postoperative angle was, on average, 17.3 times the preoperative measurement. It was demonstrated that more severe fractures present better anatomic results when compared with moderate fractures. The present study also confirms a good interobserver correlation for the BA.

* Work developed at the Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil.