Assessing Outcome Following Calcaneal Fracture: A Rational Scoring System

Injury. 1996 Jan;27(1):35-8. doi: 10.1016/0020-1383(95)00165-4.


Six existing clinical scoring systems for assessing outcome after calcaneal fracture are reviewed. All were applied to a diverse group of 75 patients who had sustained this injury. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to identify the most relevant variables within these systems. Based on this, a simplified and rational outcome scoring system was devised. This system was then tested on a further group of 41 patients and shown to comply well with the characteristics required of an objective outcome score.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Calcaneus / injuries*
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / physiopathology*
  • Fractures, Bone / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Injury Severity Score
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / etiology
  • Prognosis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Walking