Minimal Dual-Incision ORIF of the Calcaneus



The treatment of calcaneal fractures continues to evolve. In the past 25 years, a great deal of information about the mechanism of injury, the fracture patterns, and treatment have been rediscovered, confirmed, and instituted. This progress has established the principles that are applied in open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of these fractures. The techniques by which these principles are applied continue to advance and change. What was done through a large exposure can be done with smaller incisions and less tissue disruption without diminishing the end result. The dual-incision approach to the heel fracture is an example of this change.


Posterior Facet Subtalar Joint Peroneal Tendon Sinus Tarsus Abductor Hallucis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center of Hampton RoadsChesapeake Regional Medical CenterChesapeakeUSA

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