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Surgical Technique and Algorithm for the Treatment of Closed and Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures by the Sinus Tarsi Approach and Plate Fixation

Fuentes, Eduardo M. MD; Staub, Ricardo F. MD; Cataldo, Mauricio M. MD; Ibacache, Rodrigo F. MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: September 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 3 - p 150–157
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000038

This article describes the surgical technique used in the treatment of closed and displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures, using the sinus tarsi approach and its fixation with locking plate and, in addition, proposing a therapeutic algorithm to define its appropriate indication.

Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level 4. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

Foot and Ankle Department, Work Safety Institute, Clinical Hospital, University of Valparaíso, Vina del Mar, Chile

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Rodrigo F. Ibacache, MD, Alvarez Street number 662, Vina del Mar, Chile. E-mail:

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins