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Table 5 Return to work depending on pre-injury degree of manual labor and Sanders classification.

From: Outcomes of intra-articular calcaneal fractures: surgical treatment of 114 consecutive cases at a maximum care trauma center

Degree of physical work Sanders n return to old job mean time (months) return to any job mean time (months)
Light I 0 0 0 0 0
  II 1 1 1 1 1
  III 11 9 4 (1–14) 9 4 (1–14)
  IV 8 8 6 (3–12) 8 6 (3–12)
  unknown 4 4 3 (2–4) 4 3 (2–4)
  total 24 22 4 22 4
Moderate I 2 2 8 (4–12) 2 8 (4–12)
  II 8 5 8 (2–18) 8 7 (2–18)
  III 8 5 6 (2–18) 7 5 (2–18)
  IV 15 8 14 (3–48) 10 13 (3–48)
  unknown 13 9 7 (1–18) 9 7 (1–18)
  total 46 29 9 36 8
Heavy I 1 1 4 1 4
  II 5 3 7 (3–14) 4 7 (3–14)
  III 7 4 30 (5–100) 6 21 (3–100)
  IV 7 3 20 (4–51) 5 21 (4–51)
  unknown 4 1 7 2 16
  total 24 12 17 18 16