Primary stability of an intramedullary calcaneal nail and an angular stable calcaneal plate in a biomechanical testing model of intraarticular calcaneal fracture.

@article{Goldzak2014PrimarySO,
  title={Primary stability of an intramedullary calcaneal nail and an angular stable calcaneal plate in a biomechanical testing model of intraarticular calcaneal fracture.},
  author={Mario Goldzak and Patrick E Simon and Thomas Mittlmeier and M Chaussemier and R Chiergatti},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 Suppl 1},
  pages={S49-53}
}
BACKGROUND Nowadays, open anatomic reduction and internal fixation can be considered as a valuable treatment for displaced intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus. However, the application of a calcaneal plate via an extensile lateral approach is at risk for a substantial rate of complications including delayed healing, skin necrosis, or infection. There is some evidence that a limited exposure might contribute to a decreased soft tissue complication rate bearing in mind that most minimally… CONTINUE READING