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TitleBohler´s angle and the crucial angle of Gissane in paediatric population
Author(s)Pombo, Bruno
Ferreira, Ana Cristina
Costa, Luis
KeywordsBohler angle
Crucial angle of Gissane
Ossification centres
Paediatric population
Issue date2019
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalClinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Abstract(s)Bohler angle and the crucial angle of Gissane are used on the evaluation of calcaneus fractures. However, few authors have described the variation of the angles when the calcaneus is growing. In this study, Bohler angle and the crucial angle of Gissane in paediatric population were measured using lateral foot radiographs of 429 patients, from 0 to 16 years of age. The control group was composed of 70 adult patients. The sample had a mean Bohler angle of 35.4° ± 5.9° and a mean crucial angle of Gissane of 110.5° ± 7.4°. The greater mean difference was identified for Bohler angle (8°) in the age group of 5 to 8 years (39.6° ± 5.7°) and for the crucial angle of Gissane (5°-6°) in the age group of 0 to 4 years (115.8° ± 7.3) (P < .05). The influence of the ossification centres on the geometry of the calcaneus across age groups makes Bohler angle and the crucial angle of Gissane higher in young children. The increase in Bohler angle points out the relative development of the posterior facet in young children and the importance of the reconstruction of the posterior facet height in the intra-articular calcaneus fractures.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/63833
DOI10.1177/1179544119835227
ISSN1179-5441
Publisher versionhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1179544119835227
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CMAT - Artigos em revistas com arbitragem / Papers in peer review journals

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