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Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e31829ffe13
Special Focus: Emerging Techniques in Treating Calcaneal Fractures, Part I

The Sinus Tarsi Approach for Calcaneal Fractures

Smith, W. Bret DO, MS

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Abstract

This paper is a review of the sinus tarsi approach for operative fixation of calcaneal fractures. The technique will be reviewed, and the advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. The sinus tarsi approach offers an alternative to the extensile lateral approach for open reduction and internal fixation of the calcaneus that may improve soft tissue–related complications and still provide adequate visualization and fixation options.

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