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Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000027
Special Focus: Emerging Techniques in Treating Calcaneal Fractures, Part II

Sinus Tarsus Approach for Calcaneal Fractures

Jones, Carroll P. MD; Cohen, Bruce E. MD

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The traditional extensile lateral approach for calcaneus fractures is associated with an unacceptably high rate of wound complications. A more limited incision approach through the sinus tarsus provides excellent exposure with fewer soft tissue problems postoperatively. This technique, reported here, is indicated for Sanders II and III displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures. Short-term results demonstrate a very low rate of wound complications, hardware pain, and sural neuritis and satisfactory fracture reduction based on follow-up radiographs.

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