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Calcaneal fractures: Where are we now?

Aisha Razik, Mark Harris, Alex Trompeter

Keywords : Calcaneal fractures, Soft tissue, Intra-articular, Comminution, Operative techniques

Citation Information : Razik A, Harris M, Trompeter A. Calcaneal fractures: Where are we now?. 2018; 13 (1):1-11.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-017-0297-3

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

This review article on the current management for calcaneal fractures discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different treatment options including the problems encountered. Controversies are described and the evidence reviewed. The management of some types of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures remains contentious; is there a preferred stabilisation method for each type of calcaneal fracture? How constant is the “constant fragment” in an intra-articular calcaneal fracture and what is the evidence for primary arthrodesis and what is its place in these fractures?


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