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Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3182a14427
Special Focus: Emerging Techniques in Treating Calcaneal Fractures, Part I

Novel Technique for the Treatment of Calcaneal Tuberosity Fractures

Parekh, Selene G. MD, MBA*,†

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Abstract

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.

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