Calcaneal fractures among the diabetic population are severe and complex injuries that warrant careful evaluation in an effort to carry out adequate conservative or surgical management. The complication rates associated with diabetic fracture management are increased and may include poor wound healing, deep infection, malunion, and Charcot neuroarthropathy, each of which can pose a risk for limb loss. The significant surgery-associated morbidity accompanying diabetic calcaneal fractures has led to improved methods of calcaneal fracture management. This article reviews the overall management of diabetic calcaneal fractures, complications, and outcomes.
- Calcaneal fractures
- Charcot neuroarthropathy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine