J Korean Fract Soc.  1996 Apr;9(2):363-368.

Operative Treatment of Calcaneal Fracture

  • 1Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Kosin Medical College, Pusan, Korea.


In the past, the treatment of calcaneal fracture was mainly non-operative, because of its unique shape, difficulties arose in understanding the pathoanantomy of the fractures. Following to advancement in imaging techinique including CT scan, which became to evaluate fracture patterns of the calcaneal fracture more accurately, the operative treatment has been popularized. The extensive lateral approach for intra-articular calcaneal fracture which was reported by Letournel in 1988, provides sufficent exposure of calcaneus and allows the easier reduction, rigid fixation and early mobilization. The 11 tases of 10 patients of intra-articular fractures of calcaneus were treated with open reduction and internal fixation through extensive laterai approach form Jan.1992 to Dec. 1994. The satisfactory result were observed in 8 cases(73%) by Stephenson criteria. It was concluded that operativa treatment will be better to the intra-articula fracture of the calcaneus than the conservative treatment.


Calcaneus; Fracture; Extensive lateral approach

MeSH Terms

Early Ambulation
Intra-Articular Fractures
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Full Text Links
  • JKFS
export Copy
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2024 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr