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Novel Technique for the Treatment of Calcaneal Tuberosity Fractures

Parekh, Selene G. MD, MBA*,†

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: September 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 3 - p 125–128
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3182a14427
Special Focus: Emerging Techniques in Treating Calcaneal Fractures, Part I

Calcaneal fractures account for 60% of all tarsal fractures; however, tuberosity fractures only comprise 1% to 2% of these. Treatment of the displaced calcaneal tuberosity has traditionally included open reduction internal fixation with a variety of means or percutaneous techniques to reduce the fracture. We describe our technique for excision of the calcaneal tuberosity fragment with repair of the Achilles tendon supplemented by a flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer.

*Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Adjunct Faculty, Fuqua Business School, Duke University, Durham, NC

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, 3609 Southwest Durham Drive, Durham, NC 27707. E-mail: selene.parekh@gmail.com.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins