Fractures of the calcaneus

P. Juliano, H. V. Nguyen

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Fractures of the calcaneus (os calcis) are the most common of tarsal bone fractures, with an overall prevalence of approximately 2%. Despite increased experience with these types of fractures, however, there is considerable debate regarding their treatment and overall management. Controversies remain regarding the most appropriate classification system, treatment options, indications for surgery, surgical approaches, and post-operative management. This article presents a rational approach to the treatment of os calcis fractures based on current and past literature and the authors' preferred methods of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-51
Number of pages17
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

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