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Surgical Technique and Algorithm for Treatment of Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures Using a Sinus Tarsi Approach and Plate Fixation

Fuentes, Eduardo MD*,†; Nuñez, Matias MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: September 2019 - Volume 18 - Issue 3 - p 141–148
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000220
CME Article

This article describes the surgical technique used in the treatment of closed and displaced intra-articular calcaneal fracture, sinus tarsi approach and fixation with a locking plate including a therapeutic algorithm.

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

*Orthopeadic Surgeon, Universidad de Chile, Instituto Traumatológico, Santiago Chile

Chief, Foot & Ankle Surgery Instituto de Seguridad del Trabajo Viña del Mar

Third-year Resident of Orthopaedic Trauma, Andres Bello University, Viña del Mar, Chile

Disclosure Statement: All authors, faculty, and staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations relevant to this educational activity.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Matias Nuñez, MD, Foot and Ankle Department, Instituto de Seguridad del Trabajo, Viña del Mar, Zip code 25802017, Chile. E-mail:


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