Calcaneal fractures--open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF).

  title={Calcaneal fractures--open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF).},
  author={Hans Zwipp and Stefan Rammelt and Sven Barthel},
  volume={35 Suppl 2},
Although pioneers such as Leriche in 1921 [5] and Judet et al in 1954 [4] introduced screw or plate fixation of the broken calcaneus, surgical treatment using open anatomical reduction and stable internal osteosynthesis only commenced at the start of the 1980s. This treatment was made possible by the introduction of new imaging methods such as CT which allowed better detection of the fracture pathology and provided the basis for new surgical strategies. Since the start of the 1990s, various… CONTINUE READING

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