Geometry of the lateral sliding, closing wedge calcaneal osteotomy: review of the two methods and technical tip to minimize shortening.

@article{Kraus2014GeometryOT,
  title={Geometry of the lateral sliding, closing wedge calcaneal osteotomy: review of the two methods and technical tip to minimize shortening.},
  author={Jonathan C Kraus and Mark Fischer and Jeremy James McCormick and Sandra E Klein and Jeffrey E Johnson},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={238-42}
}
BACKGROUND A lateral closing wedge osteotomy is used for correction of varus hindfoot deformities. Since its original description, different techniques and geometries of the calcaneal bone wedge resection have been described. Even though the techniques seem similar, very different final bone architectures result from each technique, the effects of which are not known. This paper explores several of these techniques and the implications in deformity correction as well as the secondary effects of… CONTINUE READING
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