The lateral calcaneal artery: Anatomic basis for planning safe surgical approaches.

@article{Elsaidy2009TheLC,
  title={The lateral calcaneal artery: Anatomic basis for planning safe surgical approaches.},
  author={Mohamed A Elsaidy and Khaled El-Shafey},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={834-9}
}
The proximity of the lateral calcaneal artery (LCA) to surgical incisions applied to the lateral hindfoot makes it vulnerable to iatrogenic injury and subsequent postoperative skin necrosis. This study aimed to investigate the course of the LCA and to define anatomical points that can be used by surgeons during lateral approaches to the calcaneus. Thirteen leg-ankle-foot specimens were dissected and the superficial course of the LCA was outlined by three anatomic points: (a) tip of lateral… CONTINUE READING