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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-175

Multiple fractures of foot in landslide and physiotherapy: Case study

Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, KIMSDTU, Karad, Maharashtra, India, Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Science, Karad, Maharashtra, India

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Sandeep Babasaheb Shinde
Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/sujhs.sujhs_1_21

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Here is the case report of a multiple foot fractures due to landslides. landslides are the gravitational downward and outward movements of soil. landslides develop in unstratified homogeneous soils or are induces by certain types of stratification. The causes are excessive load pressures at the head of the slope. Landslides are rare to happen. Calcaneal fractures are rare but debilitating injuries. The annual incidence of fracture was 11.5 per 100,000, and occurred 2.4 times more frequently in males than females. Presenting a case of 40-year-old male with left comminuted calcaneal fracture and crushed injury on the right ankle due to landslide. He was conscious when brought to the hospital, where immediate measures were taken. He was operated on for the same and was managed surgically by open reduction internal fixation with plating. He was referred to physiotherapy. He presented with pain and swelling. Further, he was assessed and followed physiotherapy treatment. The results suggested reduction in pain and edema after immediate physiotherapy approach. For the cases of crush injury or calcaneal fracture initial treatment, cryotherapy followed up by weight bearing is found to be effective for the reduction of pain.

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