J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1998 Dec;33(7):1782-1789.

Arthroscopic Assisted Management of Displaced Intraartieular Calcaneal Fractures


Although the management of fractures of the calcaneus still remains controversial, open reduction and internal fixation is gaining in popularity as the method of choice for the treatment of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures. However, open methods can make several complications such as neurovascular injury and infection. Thus we have performed the new technique of arthroscopic reduction and minimal internal fixation for displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures in 5 cases. The results were evaluated between 12 and 16 months after surgery. A Bohler angle was restored to 25degrees-40degrees in all cases. Anatomical reduction of articular surface were obtained from 4 cases out of 5. No complications were found except 1 peroneal tendinitis. The clinical results by Creighton-Nebraska health foundation assessment for fractures of the calcaneus were 3 excellent, 1 good and 1 fair. Even though this was a few case and a short term follow-up study, the arthroscopic assisted management of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fracture induced a little complications and satisfactory results.


Calcaneal fracture; Arthroscopic reduction; Internal fixation

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