Fractures of the calcaneus

David P Barei, Carlo Bellabarba, Bruce J Sangeorzan, Stephen K Benirschke
Orthopedic Clinics of North America 2002, 33 (1): 263-85, x
Displaced fractures of the calcaneous are relatively common injuries that remain a treatment enigma. Virtually all aspects of the management of calcaneal fractures are a source of debate. Contemporary imaging, reduction, and fixation techniques attempt to improve the long term results of these injuries. The complex fracture fragments displace in predictable patterns. Meticulous surgical technique, restoration of extra- and intra-articular anatomy, and obtaining rigid fracture fixation are critical to obtaining satisfactory operative results. This article extensively reviews the controversies and summarizes the current opinions in the management of displaced calcaneal fractures.

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