Chapter

Fractures of the calcaneum

Roger M. Atkins

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012061

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Fractures of the calcaneum

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Surgical management of displaced fractures is becoming the norm

Fixation and soft tissue procedures should allow early mobilization

Subtalar fusion should not be used at the time of primary surgery

In children minimal intervention indicated

Abnormal hindfoot biomechanics frequent cause of long term disability.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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