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Calcaneal tuberosity fractures account for 1% to 3% of all calcaneal fractures. Surgical fixation is particularly challenging owing to osteoporosis and numerous comorbidities and risk factors in this patient population. Numerous techniques have been proposed; however, we describe the use of a locking compression hook plate in the treatment of type 2 fracture patterns. This has the advantage of providing stable fixation in osteoporotic bone, avoiding the disadvantages of soft tissue and metalwork irritation that have been described with other techniques. (C) 2016 by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Agni N, Fearon P
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Print publication date: 01/07/2016
Online publication date: 08/04/2016
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
ISSN (print): 1067-2516
ISSN (electronic): 1542-2224
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