Surgical Treatment of Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures.
Most intra-articular calcaneal fractures are a result of high-energy trauma. The operative management of calcaneal fractures has been based on achieving anatomic reduction and minimizing complications of the compromised soft tissue envelope. The traditional extensile lateral approach offers advantages of achieving adequate fracture reduction with the risk of wound-healing complications and infection. Limited open reduction and internal fixation techniques with or without using external fixation focuses on achieving fracture reduction with less risk of wound complications but higher risk of malunion. This article discusses key points of operative management for various intra-articular calcaneal fracture patterns and clinical presentations.
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Stapleton, J. J., & Zgonis, T. (2014). Surgical treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures. Clinics In Podiatric Medicine And Surgery, 31(4), 539-546. doi:10.1016/j.cpm.2014.06.003
Orthopedics | Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery
Department of Surgery