Primary Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis with Internal and External Fixation for the Repair of a Diabetic Comminuted Calcaneal Fracture

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Abstract

Comminuted, intra-articular calcaneal fractures can cause severe lower extremity impairment and have devastating effects on a patient's well being. Diabetes is a multisystem process that may cause neuropathy and loss of protective sensation further complicating the prognosis. Not all calcaneal fractures are created equal and when considering the patient's overall presentation and extent of injury, the combined approach of internal and external fixation for fracture reduction may be beneficial for restoration of anatomic alignment and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-209
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Calcaneus
  • Diabetes
  • External fixation
  • Fracture
  • Internal fixation
  • Subtalar joint fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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