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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 3 ( November, 2014 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Surgical treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures: description of a technique using an adjustable uniplanar external fixator

Randal Rudge Ramos, Carlos Daniel Candido de Castro Filho, Roger Rudge Ramos, Cíntia Kelly Bittar, Mario Sérgio Paulilo de Cillo, Carlos Augusto de Mattos, José Luís Amim Zabeu, Antenor Rafael Mazzuia

Keywords : Calcaneus, Os calcis, External fixator, Intra-articular fractures

Citation Information : Ramos RR, de Castro Filho CD, Ramos RR, Bittar CK, de Cillo MS, de Mattos CA, Zabeu JL, Mazzuia AR. Surgical treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures: description of a technique using an adjustable uniplanar external fixator. 2014; 9 (3):163-166.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-014-0207-x

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-11-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Abstract

Several surgical techniques are available for the treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures. The use of a uniplanar external fixator is an option for the treatment of fractures classified as Sanders types 2 and 3. Satisfactory reduction and stabilisation of the fracture are achieved by means of mini-incisions and fixator adjustment. The advantages of this technique include less soft-tissue damage, avoidance of internal implants and early weight-bearing with the potential to improve postoperative recovery.


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