Treatment of intraarticular displaced fractures of the calcaneus bone using nail blocked calcanail

Marcin Weiss, Tomasz Dolata, Waldemar Weiss, Martyna Maksymiak, Krystian Kałużny, Anna Kałużna, Walery Żukow, Magdalena Hagner-Derengowska


The aim of this new technic in our hospital is to describe this method of treatment for displaced articular fractures of the calcaneus, which offered the following advantages: (a) the creation of a working channel that provides also a significant bone autograft, (b) the intrafocal reduction of the displaced articular surface, (c) the insertion of a locking nail that maintains the reduced articular surface at the right height, (d) the possibility to switch from an ORIF to a reconstruction arthrodesis with the same approach and instrumentation in case of severely damaged posterior facet.


fractures; calcaneus bone

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