Title

Diabetic Calcaneal Fractures.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2013

Abstract

Calcaneal fractures among the diabetic population are severe and complex injuries that warrant careful evaluation in an effort to carry out adequate conservative or surgical management. The complication rates associated with diabetic fracture management are increased and may include poor wound healing, deep infection, malunion, and Charcot neuroarthropathy, each of which can pose a risk for limb loss. The significant surgery-associated morbidity accompanying diabetic calcaneal fractures has led to improved methods of calcaneal fracture management. This article reviews the overall management of diabetic calcaneal fractures, complications, and outcomes.

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page

111

Last Page

118

ISSN

1558-2302

Disciplines

Orthopedics | Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery

PubMedID

23164444

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article