Screw size and insertion technique compared with removal rates for calcaneal displacement osteotomies.

BACKGROUND The calcaneal displacement osteotomy is frequently used by foot and ankle surgeons to correct hindfoot angular deformity. Headed compression screws are often used for this purpose, but a common complication is postoperative plantar heel pain from prominent hardware. We evaluated hardware removal rates after calcaneal displacement osteotomies and… CONTINUE READING