Title

Surgical Treatment of Calcaneal Fracture Malunions and Posttraumatic Deformities.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2009

Abstract

The surgical management of calcaneal fractures presents with several obstacles to the treating physician. Many experienced surgeons acknowledge a steep and significant learning curve in the operative management of calcaneal fractures. Nonoperative management of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures may result in malunion, thereby affecting the function of the ankle and subtalar joint. Although some calcaneal fractures can be treated conservatively, a majority of them require operative intervention. The goal of this article is to bring some insight into the realm of revisional surgery on residual deformity of the calcaneus after operative intervention and also provide a rationale approach to successfully manage failed surgeries for calcaneal fractures.

Volume

26

Issue

1

First Page

79

Last Page

90

ISSN

1558-2302

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery

PubMedID

19121755

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article