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Objectives. The article presents the results assessment of open calcaneal excision compared to percutaneous excision of patients with Haglund’s disease. Materials and methods. Twenty-one patients (26 feet) underwent the surgical treatment during the period from 2010 to 2012. The clinical diagnosis was confirmed by axial load radiography estimated with “Fowler-Philip” and “posterior pitch lines” methods. Eight feet were treated with open calcaneal excision and 18 feet - with percutaneous procedure. The mean duration of follow-up was 21,8 months. Clinical evaluation criteria were deformity and/or bursitis recurrence, tenderness, pain by wearing shoes, return to the sport training, patient satisfaction, presence/absence of major complications. Results. Good results were reported for 21 patients; fair results - for 4 patients; and poor results - for one patient. No significant differences in results depending on the method of intervention have been identified.

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A. A. Kardanov

European Clinic of Sports Traumatology and Orthopaedics; Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.
Russian Federation

N. M. Bualy

European Clinic of Sports Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Russian Federation

V. V. Rusanova

European Clinic of Sports Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Russian Federation

I. S. Nepomyashchiy

European Clinic of Sports Traumatology and Orthopaedics; Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Russian Federation


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