Point-Counterpoint: Is Open Repair More Effective Than Percutaneous Ex Fix For Calcaneal Fractures?

Issue Number:  Volume 30 – Issue 1 – January 2017 Author(s):  Wenjay Sung, DPM, FACFAS; and By Paul Dayton DPM, MS, FACFAS, Joshua Wolfe, BS, Zachary Croy, BS, Steven Tocci, BS, Ian Richter, BA Yes. Although the percutaneous approach has its benefits for calcaneal fractures, this author notes that ORIF with the lateral extensile approach may be more effective when there is calcaneal displacement and may lead to better functional outcomes.

Issue Number:  Volume 30 – Issue 1 – January 2017 Author(s):  Wenjay Sung, DPM, FACFAS; and By Paul Dayton DPM, MS, FACFAS, Joshua Wolfe, BS, Zachary Croy, BS, Steven Tocci, BS, Ian Richter, BA Yes. Although the percutaneous approach has its benefits for calcaneal fractures, this author notes that ORIF with the lateral extensile approach may be more effective when there is calcaneal displacement and may lead to better functional outcomes.

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Point-Counterpoint: Is Open Repair More Effective Than Percutaneous Ex Fix For Calcaneal Fractures?