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2018, vol. 75, iss. 3, pp. 241-245
The Böhler's angle in population of central Serbia: A radiological study
aUniversity of Kragujevac, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Anatomy and Forensic Medicine + University of Defence, Faculty of Medicine of the Military Medical Academy, Belgrade
bUniversity of Kragujevac, Faculty of Medical Sciences
cUniversity of Defence, Faculty of Medicine of the Military Medical Academy, Belgrade + Military Medical Academy, Clinic for General Surgery, Belgrade
dMilitary Medical Academy, Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Belgrade
eUniversity of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Medicine, Foča, Republic of Srpska, B&H
fUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Anatomy
Background/Aim. The values of the Böhler's angle (BA) are relevant parameters for diagnosis, management and prognosis of the calcaneal fracture and the outcome. Range of normal values of Böhler's angle (BA) in adults varies depending on the examined population, age, gender or ethnicity. The aim of this study was to determine the range of normal values of the Böhler's angle in the central part of Serbia. Methods. The lateral foot radiographs of 225 subjects (111 males and 114 females) without calcaneal fractures, divided into 6 age groups were observed to determine the normal values of the Böhler's angle by using the IMPAX Enterprise software. Obtained values for Böhler's angle were compared among gender and groups using appropriate statistical tests. Results. The mean of Böhler's angle in observed population was 34.06°, ranging from 25.1° to 49.5° and was higher in males than in females included in our study. Gender difference was statistically significant. The distribution of the mean BA across the age groups showed tendency of decreasing with age and the highest BA was found in the youngest group. Conclusion. The findings presented in this paper confirmed the existence of wide range of BA values as well as its gender and age differences.
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article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.2298/VSP160419209Z
published in SCIndeks: 31/05/2018
peer review method: double-blind
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